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H. Stuart Elway

Director, Crosscut/Elway Poll, Elway Research

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Stuart Elway has been analyzing public opinion since 1975 for large and small businesses, associations, nonprofits, foundations, public agencies from federal to local, and media outlets. He founded The Elway Poll in 1992 and currently directs the Crosscut.Elway|Poll, an ongoing, nonpartisan analysis of opinion in Washington state. Elway has appeared or been quoted on every national television network and in nearly every major daily newspaper in the country.

Scheduled Appearances


What Washington Thinks of the Supreme Court

Crosscut Festival 2023
Tue May 2, 2023 | 9:00am

Before another momentous round of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Crosscut polled registered voters throughout Washington state to see what they think of the biggest items on this year’s docket, including affirmative action and trans rights. Let’s talk about the surprising results.


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Featuring: H. Stuart Elway, Mai Hoang

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.