TIA Announces Republican Pollster, Jim Hobart as Guest Speaker for the 10th Annual Tire Industry Honors in Las Vegas



(Bowie, MD - 10/10/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, announces Jim Hobart as the guest speaker for the 10th annual Tire Industry Honors. Jim will give attendees a look into the 2018 midterms just a week before Election Day, as well as detailing how the midterm results will affect the final two years of President Trump’s first term.

Jim Hobart is a Republican pollster and partner at Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs research firm. Over the past four election cycles, Jim has been a part of the polling team in some of the most competitive and important elections in the country and in 2013, he received the prestigious Rising Star Award from Campaign and Elections Magazine. In 2016, Jim and Glen Bolger were the pollsters for a successful independent expenditure effort in the Pennsylvania Senate race, which was the largest outside effort in any Senate race in the country.

In 2012, Jim directed the research for two new Republican members of Congress, as well as for the Republican Governor’s Association Independent Expenditure campaign in North Carolina, the only gubernatorial campaign in the country to change partisan control. Jim was also the project director for the successful campaign to defeat Proposal Two in Michigan, which played a key role in Michigan becoming a Right to Work State just one month later.

In the public affairs arena, Jim was part of major research efforts focused on education and energy. In 2014, Jim’s work was focused on Independent Expenditure efforts that helped Republicans win a decisive majority in the U.S. Senate and expand their majority in the U.S. House. Jim worked to conduct polling on behalf of SuperPACs in winning Senate campaigns in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, and Kansas. He also conducted polling on the behalf of IE efforts in eleven winning U.S. House campaigns.

Along with his political work, Jim also has a significant amount of corporate and public affairs polling experience. He has directed the research on projects for numerous Fortune 100 clients, including Bank of America, Wal-Mart, and Verizon. Jim also appears regularly on C-SPAN, CNN, NPR, Sky News, and Hill TV to comment on polling and campaign politics.

The 10th Annual Tire Industry Honors Awards ceremony is part of the Tire Industry Association’s GTE (Global Tire Expo) Pre-Show Events and will take place on Monday, October 29th in Las Vegas. To register for the pre-show events please visit: www.tireindustry.org/global-tire-expo-sema-show.


About Tire Industry Association: The Tire Industry Association (TIA), with a 98-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.