Joel Benenson

Joel Benenson (born July 24, 1952) is an American pollster and political strategist, most widely known for his guiding role in Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He was Obama's lead pollster during his campaign, and continues to conduct research and polls for the Democratic National Committee. Benenson is the President and a founder of the Benenson Strategy Group, a consulting firm that conducts polls and research, and uses the results to advise companies, political candidates, labor unions, non-profit organizations, and other groups. Before co-founding Benenson Strategy Group, Benenson had had a bevy of jobs, including newspaper reporting, beer distributing, and a foray into the knife sales industry. Benenson was born on July 24, 1952 in New York City. He grew up in southeast Queens and now lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and Bernese Mountain dog, Max. Benenson is a Queens College graduate. In addition to the Benenson Strategy Group, Benenson founded iModerate, an online market research company.

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Date of birth
July 24th, 1952


1. Queens College, City University of New York Colleges/University

Queens College, located in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York City, is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college's seventy seven acre campus is located in the heart of the borough, and runs along Kissena Boulevard. Queens College opened in 1937 with the goal of offering a first-rate education to all people regardless of background or financial means. It is one of CUNY's largest senior colleges, and is often referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system”. The college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs.

Type Public school
2010. 27.9 mil. $
Institution colors
65-30 Kissena Blvd., 11367 - New York City, New York
2010. 14,384
2010. 16,195
2009. 15,894
2010. 4,110
2010. 4,711
Acceptance rate
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.61 K $
2011. 5.61 K $
2010. 5.08 K $
2009. 5.05 K $
2008. 4.45 K $
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People attended Queens College, City University of New York connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1949., Voice actor
b. 1954., Politician
b. 1956., Comedian
b. 1954., Stand-up comedian
b. 1957., Actor
b. 1950., Rabbi
b. 1955., Politician


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