Patrick Basham

In 2016, Patrick Basham was the only public pollster to predict both Brexit and Donald Trump’s electoral college victory. He directs the Democracy Institute, a politically independent think tank based in Washington, D.C., and London.

A best-selling author, pollster and campaign strategist, he is a prominent critic of “nanny state” policies. Basham was previously a Cato Institute senior fellow; prior to Cato, he led the Fraser Institute’s tobacco regulation research. Basham wrote his doctoral dissertation at Cambridge University and taught tobacco regulation at Johns Hopkins University.

He is a global consultant on corporate strategy, branding, social media, economic regulation and advertising. He appears regularly on American, British and Canadian TV and radio.