Colorado continues to be a bellweather for national campaign trends with concern about the economy and anger with Washington framing the election. The Tea Party, illegal immigration and healthcare will all be major issues in the outcome. An analysis of the election will focus on reasons for the result and what it foretells about the 2012 Presidential election.
Floyd Ciruli founded Ciruli Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in public policy, community and cultural affairs and strategic planning, in 1985. Clients include major Colorado corporations, business and civic associations.
Ciruli is perhaps best known to Colorado audiences as a pollster and political analyst for 9-KUSA TV, KOA Radio and the Denver Post. Most recently, he has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Lehrer News Hour, CNN with John King, Fox News Special Report, National Public Radio and the BBC. Recent analysis has appeared in Time Magazine and the Economist. His firm publishes The Variable, a political newsletter analyzing current trends and public opinion, and hosts www.ciruli.com for political news and information on the web.
Among Denver-based Ciruli Associates’ specialties is consulting for government and nonprofit and corporate organizations proposing initiatives for public approval. The firm helped create the nationally recognized Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and Great Outdoors Colorado.
Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. Ciruli is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). He is president of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Sciences Foundation at the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Past President of the Denver Athletic Club. He is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.
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