MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GALAXY RESEARCH
David is the Managing Director of Galaxy Research. David started Galaxy in 2004 having previously worked at the Morgan Gallup Poll and Newspoll, where he was General Manager. A veteran of more than 50 election campaigns, David’s career spans over thirty years and, having worked at the three most successful polling organisations in that time, his experience in election polls is unique in Australia. While General Manager of Newspoll the company gained the reputation for being the most accurate polling organisation in Australia. The reliability of the Galaxy Polls since 2004 has resulted in the company being retained as the pollster for the News Corp metropolitan newspapers and their role was expanded in 2015 when Galaxy was invited to produce the Newspoll for The Australian. In the time since David embarked on his research career he has seen significant changes in the way the polls are undertaken. The door to door methodology was superseded by telephone interviewing following the success of Newspoll. In more recent times online surveys and robopoll interviews, where a real live interviewer is replaced by an automated voice recording, are becoming the norm. David continues to experiment and review his approach to polling to ensure the Galaxy and Newspoll brand names remain the most trusted source of public opinion in Australia.