Our services are tailored to the needs of our clients. Whether it's polling, issues analysis, candidate profiling, or media strategies.  


   Mr. Tarrance, as principal, has an advanced degree in Behavioral Research with additional background at the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, in the Office of Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and on the Board of Directors of the Gallup Organization.


   His history includes experience in seven U.S. Presidential campaigns and working for innumerable corporations and public affairs associations providing data collection, statistical analyses and strategic formulations.

   The other two partners of Tarrance Consulting are Debora Taylor-Tarrance who has a scientific background in GeoSciences and Stephan Helgesen who has a multi-lingual background in the U.S. Foreign Service.



Ten months before the election, Lance saw a path to victory for

Trump - ahead of the predictions of others.  See the article below:


FOX NEWS.COM - January 6, 2016, "If Trump gets the GOP nomination will it hand Democrats a win in  2016? Not necessarily!"   "...For many Republicans outside the Washington area, Trump’s candidacy has been a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere of suffocating campaign double-talk, political correctness and the business-as-usual approach of the political class in the nation’s capital........Trump, with his “Make America Great Again”theme, has the potential to win states in the Midwest like Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio (“make the industrial states great again”)........This would mean getting support from more blue-collar and white working-class voters, not just suburban, college-educated, white-collar voters. These angriest voters have been attracted to Trump largely for his unique leadership style – yes, I said “style,” not “policy” – and this is what makes this election year totally different, one that no Romney or McCain would understand........Now is not the time to be conflicted. Now is the time to realign the Republican party with key Midwest states, and Trump may have the answer.  In just a few weeks, the 2016 primaries may also have the answer."

by V. Lance Tarrance Jr.



We take great pride in not only the depth and breadth of our services but also in the clients we have served over the years.


Tarrance Consulting utilizes surveys, interviews, polls, focus groups, and observations to achieve your goals.

We identify technology, training, and processes to take your team to the next level.


Our consultants have years of experience in political strategies, polling, public speaking, and computer expertise.



  • General Political Consulting

  • "Second Opinion" Campaign               Assessments

  • Candidate Positioning and                 Coaching

  • Communication Strategy                 Formulation




  • Polling: Development, Analysis,       Selection 

  • Focus Groups   

  • Political Workshops

  • Speakers' Bureau: Speeches to         Professional Groups and               Colleges/Institutions    

about us

Lance Tarrance is the primary interface with clients and has a strong background in research design, questionnaire construction, key data interpretations, and strategic formulations.



CEO, President

Debora Taylor is an Information Technology specialist, researcher, and  publications editor for all books, papers, op-eds, and speeches. She is also our Webmaster.  




Policy and Senior Advisor

Stephan Helgesen is a former career U.S. diplomat who lived and worked in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean Basin and the Pacific Rim for over 20 years.   Currently, he is a foreign political commentator on the U.S. political scene for the Danish National Broadcasting System.


Vice President and IT Specialist




V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.


Tel: 202-257-1056