Steve Koczela, President
Steve Koczela has grown the organization from its infancy to a nationally known and respected polling provider. During the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, MPG conducted election polling for WBUR, the continuation of an 8-year partnership during which the WBUR poll has become the state’s poll of record. Koczela frequently appears in local, state, and national media outlets discussing polling, politics, and policy. His analysis appears at CNN, 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, Massachusetts, and is a veteran of the war in Iraq.