Public Opinion Research

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Public Opinion Research, Incorporated
Industry Survey Research
Founded Maryland (1976)
Defunct Maryland (2008)
Headquarters Maryland
Key people
Donald Herche, President
Kyle Mitchell, Project Manager
Christopher Snyder, Lead Developer

Public Opinion Research, Inc. is a survey research company with offices in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. Public Opinion Research, Inc. has been specializing in survey research for over 30 years. Since 1976, Public Opinion Research, Inc., has been providing survey and market research to over 300 corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, public officials and professional associations. The company conducts public attitude surveys; focus groups; demographic studies and market research for development projects, publications, business groups, banks, communities and country clubs.


Helen Meyner was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1974 and shortly thereafter Donald Herche joined her Washington staff. Mr. Herche's primary responsibilities with the Meyner organization revolved around communicating the Congresswoman's positions to the voters on a massive scale. Mr. Herche holds a degree in political science from Drew University and was well trained in the use of survey research. During her campaign for re-election, he became a part of the team that put together the polling program to help guide the organization's actions.

After the Congresswoman's re-election, Mr. Herche founded Public Opinion Research to provide survey services to business, government, and private interests. The firm's reputation for accurate analysis and strong service grew while it continued to expand its services and client base across the United States.

Donald Herche's family have been business owners in Maryland for over 75 years. While pursuing his education, he worked for the family business for seven years. This experience has enabled him to guide Public Opinion Research, Inc. through its initial years to a respected position within the research community.

Mr. Herche died November 24, 2008.

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