Andrew Baumann began his career as a physicist before deciding to give up super colliders for Senate campaigns. Since becoming a strategist and pollster nearly 15 years ago, he has provided research and strategic advice to political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, and foundations.
Over the past decade and a half, Andrew has helped elect or re-elect Senators John Hickenlooper, Jacky Rosen, Catherine Cortez Masto, Jon Tester, Michael Bennet, Tom Udall, Gary Peters, Debbie Stabenow, and Tammy Baldwin.
Andrew has also played a significant role in helping move Colorado and Nevada in a decidedly blue direction over the past few cycles. In Colorado, he advised Senate Majority PAC in their successful efforts to defeat Cory Gardner in 2020, and, in 2018, he advised Congressman Jason Crow in his 11-point victory in CO-6 over Mike Coffman – who Colorado pundits had labeled as “unbeatable” after his 2016 victory.
In Nevada, Andrew advised the winning campaign of Senator Jacky Rosen, and he served as pollster for the Democratic pick-ups in both CD-3 and CD-4, and helped the Senate Majority PAC’s successful effort on behalf of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, while also advising the successful 2018 campaigns of the Yes on 5 (Automatic Voter Registration) and Yes on 6 (Clean Energy Standard) ballot measures.
In addition to his political work, Andrew has also worked for numerous advocacy groups with a particular focus on climate, clean energy and conservation issues, having worked with LCV, Environmental Defense Fund, Climate Power 2020, the Sierra Club, and many others. His work in 2020 was instrumental in helping convince Joe Biden to make climate a centerpiece of his campaign and embrace a more ambitious climate plan.
With degrees in Physics and Engineering from MIT and Stanford, Andrew also has extensive experience working with data scientists to develop new methodologies and implement innovative analytical data solutions for clients.
Andrew runs GSG’s Mountain West office in Denver, where he lives with his wife Janet and their twin boys Teddy and Holden.
“Andrew is one of the sharpest and hardest-working people I’ve ever worked with. I bring in Andrew to work on our most challenging issues because he doesn’t stop until he uncovers the best possible strategic approach. His unique combination of intelligence, critical thinking, creativity, and sheer grit allow him to find things in data that most pollsters would miss. I came to Andrew years ago with what we considered to be an impossible challenge. Years later, Andrew’s analysis remains one of our most frequently cited pieces of research because it led to strategic insights that extended far beyond the one issue. He brings that same work ethic, experience, expertise, and creativity to every project.” – Erica Seifert, Senior Research and Communication Strategist, National Education Association
“Andrew is one of the best pollsters I’ve worked with over the years. His thoughtful analysis, combined with the comprehensive way he presents his data, starts the strategic conversations off by answering the most important questions and then providing actionable recommendations on the way forward. When we look to the future of the industry, GSG and Andrew are at the forefront of what’s coming.” – Corey Platt, former Political Director, Democratic Governors Association