Kristen Soltis Anderson is the Vice President of The Winston Group, a Washington DC-based opinion research and political communications firm. Since joining the firm in 2005, Anderson has done extensive research on both political and policy topics, studying subjects such as the youth vote and education reform. She served as the communications advisor to Crossroads Generation, a Republican organization focused on winning the youth vote. She currently serves on the board of America’s Future Foundation.
Anderson appears regularly on programs such as CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” She writes a column for U.S. News and World Report and is a contributor at Huffington Post Pollster where she writes about elections and trends in public opinion. She has also written for Campaigns & Elections magazine, National ReviewOnline’s “The Corner,”New York Times.com’s “Room for Debate,” andThe Orlando Sentinel.
She has been a panelist at events hosted by the American Enterprise Institute and the Bipartisan Policy Center, as well as at conferences such as South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi).
Anderson has been published in academic journals and contributed a chapter to Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians Win Elections on the subject of polling and trends in opinion research. Her graduate thesis research on young voters received “Best Thesis” honors from Johns Hopkins University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.
She has completed the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. In 2002, she was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Florida Commemorative Quarter Committee.
Anderson was previously the co-host of “The Week In Blog” program for Bloggingheads.tv and was a co-host of Variety’s “Wilshire and Washington” weekly podcast.