Steve Koczela (@skoczela) is the President of The MassINC Polling Group, where he has grown the organization from its infancy to a nationally known and respected polling provider. During the 2016 election cycle, MPG conducted election polling for WBUR, the continuation of a six-year partnership. Koczela again led the endeavor, producing polls which came within one point of the margin in both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire presidential elections. Koczela frequently appears in local, state, and national media outlets discussing polling, politics, and policy. His writing and analysis appears at WBUR, NHPR, CommonWealth Magazine, and elsewhere.
Prior to founding the MassINC Polling Group, he led survey research programs for the U.S. Department of State in Iraq, in key states for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and conducted surveys and polls on behalf of many private corporations. Koczela is frequent guest on WBUR as well as many other news and talk programs in Massachusetts and elsewhere. His polling analysis is often cited in local, state, and national media outlets. He is past President of the New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR) and serves as Associate Editor of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS. He lives in Melrose, MA and is a veteran of the war in Iraq.