David Scott


David Scott, partner in Abacus Associates, has two decades of experience advising candidates, organizations and corporations on how to build winning campaigns, robust organizations, and brands that capture customers.

Abacus Associates' clients value David's analytical skills and his data-driven approach to building organizational strategy.  Furthermore, his ability to build relationships, communicate with diverse audiences, adapt to dynamic circumstances and pull together divergent parties in a conversation helps organizations translate their research into strong action.

His work at Abacus stretches across a wide array of topics—K-12 and higher education, the environment, transportation, health care, government policy, political campaigns, and corporate market research. He has managed successful projects at all levels— international, national, state, county and municipal projects.

David came to Abacus from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Public Policy and the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory, and a professor in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

David holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research and the American Association of Political Consultants.


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