Bellwether works with a select group of political, public affairs, and corporate clients to provide innovative public opinion research with thoughtful attention and a high quality methodological approach.

In his analysis of 2012 pollsters on the New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog, Nate Silver ranked our 2012 Howey-DePauw University poll at the top in terms of accuracy




Christine Matthews- President

Christine Matthews has over 20 years experience in the survey research business and has conducted political polls at every level. She is known for perceptive and innovative qualitative research conducted in person and online. She is also a partner at Burning Glass Consulting where she and two female partners specialize in women voters.  Chris conducts all their firm’s survey research.

Chris has a B.A. from Indiana University and a M.A. from Georgetown University and is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).  In 2014, Campaigns & Elections magazine named her as one of their top 50 influencers shaping campaigns and the future of the industry.