Executive Vice President
Dr. Ron Faucheux is president of Clarus Research Group, a full-service polling and research company that is part of the Qorvis MSLGROUP family of client services. He is a nationally respected public opinion analyst and public affairs professional with a broad and deep background in government, political campaigning, communications and issue advocacy.
A former state legislator and secretary of commerce in Louisiana, Faucheux formerly edited and published Campaigns & Elections magazine. He also served as a U.S. Senate chief of staff and headed government affairs for the American Institute of Architects. He teaches at the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University and the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.
Faucheux has managed survey-research projects for corporate, political, association and nonprofit clients and is a recognized expert in polling and research for strategy and message development. He has advised more than 118 political and issue campaigns, consulted with Fortune 500 executives and developed issue-advocacy strategies for a range of clients across the nation. Faucheux has also directed landmark quantitative and qualitative research projects for the Pew Charitable Trusts, the University of Maryland and Congressional Quarterly.
Faucheux has appeared more than 300 times on national network television programs as an expert analyst and has been interviewed by hundreds of newspapers, radio stations and magazines across the globe. He is frequently quoted as an authoritative, nonpartisan media source on a range of issues.
Faucheux is the author of Running for Office and editor of The Debate Book, Winning Elections and Campaign Battle Lines.
He was appointed by President George W. Bush to The National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Faucheux holds a Ph.D. in political science with a concentration in voter-behavior research from the University of New Orleans. He has a Juris Doctor from the LSU Law Center, where he served on the moot court board. He received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
He publishes "Lunchtime Politics," a daily newsletter of the latest public-opinion polling.