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Widely Admired Pollster Took to Politics Early

Photos Courtesy Kevin Cate
Democratic pollster Dave Beattie ran for his local board of education when he was only 18 years old. It would be the first of many successful campaigns on which he’d work, and the 41-year-old said that experience in high school propelled him to his career at the nexus of politics and polling.

"He has a very, very strong and legitimate following here as a tremendously talented individual," Florida GOP strategist Adam Goodman said. "My only regret about Dave is that he's not a Republican."

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