Patrick Basham

Patrick Basham directs the Democracy Institute, a politically independent think tank. In 2016, he was the only public pollster to predict both Brexit and Donald J. Trump’s electoral college victory.

A best-selling author, pollster and campaign strategist, he is a prominent critic of “nanny state” policies.

Basham was previously a Cato Institute senior fellow. Prior to Cato, he led the Fraser Institute’s tobacco regulation research and taught tobacco regulation at Johns Hopkins University.

Basham is a global consultant on corporate strategy, branding, social media, economic regulation and advertising.

He appears regularly on American, British, Canadian and Chinese TV and radio. His recently published e-book on bitcoin provides governments with a framework to regulate cryptocurrencies.