Let’s build your bridge.

New Bridge Strategy was founded in the belief that the divisions we see are not insurmountable chasms, but opportunities for connection.  We listen to people through a wide range of opinion research tools on behalf of public policy efforts and campaigns.  Our roots are in Republican politics, having conducted research on behalf of dozens of GOP candidates from City Council to the presidential level. We frequently work as members of bipartisan teams and assist coalitions from across the political spectrum in crafting winning ballot measure campaigns, public education initiatives, and legislative policy efforts.  We help our clients bridge divides to create winning majorities. 

New Bridge Strategy provides personalized attention that does not end when the research is completed.  We are partners throughout the effort. We know how to make research actionable for our clients, which range from trade associations, non-profit organizations, government entities and private companies.  Our clients not only come away knowing where they start, but how to get to their ultimate goal – whether that is defeating a bad piece of legislation, winning a ballot proposal, or motivating voters to take a specific action on behalf of their cause. 

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Lori Weigel is the Principal of New Bridge Strategy, a research firm based in Colorado.  Weigel has directed research efforts for hundreds of political and public affairs campaigns throughout the country, including assisting with efforts at the presidential level four times. With roots in Republican politics, she focuses on helping her clients bridge partisan divides and create winning majorities. 

Her political work today is primarily focused on polling for and against ballot measures. She has polled on behalf of the winning side of ballot measure campaigns in states as varied as Arkansas, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, California, New Jersey, Florida, Maine, and Colorado.  In the 2018 election, the 18 ballot measures on which she conducted the research were all victorious.  

Her experience polling on policy issues extends to such varied areas as health care, energy, land use, food and alcohol regulation, recreation, technology, tort reform/litigation, corporate image, employee/union relations and crisis management.

Formerly serving as the political pollster for Denver’s News 4 and the Rocky Mountain News, she is frequently quoted on politics, including in The New York Times, the New Republic, and other major publications.  

Weigel was a partner for over twenty years with Public Opinion Strategies, the largest Republican polling firm in the country. She previously was a Vice President for another GOP firm, The Tarrance Group.  She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a B.S. in International Politics.  She lives in Golden with her aspiring biologist daughter and future Major League baseball player son.

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Kathryn Hahne is a Director at New Bridge Strategy, an opinion research company specializing in public policy and campaign research. 

Kathryn has worked on a variety of political and public affairs campaigns across the country on topics including ballot measure campaigns, corporate image and brand research, conservation and land use, education, and health care. Prior to joining New Bridge Strategy, she was a Senior Research Assistant and Project Director with Public Opinion Strategies. 

Kathryn graduated from The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Public Policy and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs. She resides in Denver, Colorado where she enjoys hiking, skiing, and volunteering for Girls on the Run.

“It was my business to cross the bridge…” ~ Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man at the Bridge