John Anzalone Bio

John Anzalone
John Anzalone

JOHN ANZALONE is president of Anzalone Liszt Research, Inc., a nationally recognized public opinion polling firm consulting for candidate and issue campaigns, as well as national corporations and associations. His distinguished track record is based on his successful involvement in some of the toughest political campaigns across the country. Campaign & Elections Magazine, which tracks the top national consultants, has repeatedly included Anzalone Liszt Research in its "Best Client List" roster as well as its "Big Winners" list.

Anzalone Liszt Research serves as part of the strategic teams that has helped elect five statewide candidates and six U.S. Congressmen. In 2003, Anzalone Liszt Research polled for the Democratic Governor's Association in Louisiana, helping shape the message that recaptured the Governor's mansion for Democrats. In 2002 and 2004, Anzalone Liszt Research was chosen as one of handful of firms nationally to poll in targeted races for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in their effort to take back control of the U.S. Congress. Anzalone Liszt Research also has extensive experience polling for legislative caucuses, including recently helping the New Jersey Senate and the Illinois Senate capture control of their chambers after nearly a decade of Republican majorities. Additional clients include the Indiana Senate, the North Carolina Senate, and the South Carolina Senate.

Anzalone started his polling firm in 1994 and Jeff Liszt became a partner in 2002. Prior to starting his polling career in 1991 with Frederick Schneiders Research, Anzalone was a campaign operative whose experiences include working for national democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala in U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg's (NJ) 1988 campaign and managing Don Siegelman's 1990 gubernatorial campaign in Alabama. He began his political career as a research assistant to David Wilhelm (who later became DNC Chairman) at Citizens for Tax Justice, and then went on to manage campaigns in five different states, before concentrating his energies on polling for campaigns.

John has offices in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery, Alabama, where he lives with his wife and four children.


U.S. Congress
Congressman Rodney Alexander (LA-5)
Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3)
Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18)
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)
Congressman Vic Snyder (AR-2)
Congressman Artur Davis (AL-7)
Steve Brozak for Congress (NJ-7)
Ned Doucet for Congress (LA-7)
Charlie Melancon for Congress (LA-3)
John Salazar for Congress (CO-3)
Bill Fuller for Congress (AL-3)
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Former Congressman Frank Mascara (PA-20)
Former Congressman Sam Coppersmith (AZ-1)
Former Congressman Buddy Darden (GA-7)

Statewide Officials
Attorney General Roy Cooper (North Carolina)
Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley (Alabama)
Secretary of State Cathy Cox (Georgia)
State Treasurer Jonathan Miller (Kentucky)
Former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island)
Former Attorney General Mark Pryor (Arkansas)
Former Attorney General Dan Morales (Texas)
Former Attorney General Jimmy Evans (Alabama)
Former Attorney General Oliver Koppell (New York)
Former Supreme Court Justice Joe Bleich (Louisiana)

Legislative Caucuses and State Parties
The Louisiana Democratic Party and the Democratic Governors Association (2003)
The North Carolina Senate Democrats
The South Carolina Senate Democrats
The New Jersey Senate Democrats
The Illinois State Senate Democrats
The Indiana Senate Democrats

Mayors & City Officials
City Attorney Rockard Delgadillo (Los Angeles, CA)
City Councilman Tony Cardenas (Los Angeles, CA)
Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney
Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley
Mayor Chris Bollwage (Elizabeth, NJ)
Mayor Jim Cahill (New Brunswick, NJ