Research that clarifies. Results that resonate.
From the 
Statehouse to Washington.


DFM Research has been providing political and marketing consulting services to a select group of clients since 1997.

Founded by Dean Mitchell, DFM Research has a proven track record of providing quality public research, based on sound fundamentals, that helps move and generate public and political debate.


Dean Mitchell has more than twenty years experience in the political and non-profit arena. His research is combined with sound theory by way of his Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Dean has polled on political and policy issues around the country. Most notably, he accurately predicted the outcome of the 2012 U.S. Senate race in North Dakota. While others predicted an easy Republican victory, Dean predicted within one percentage point, the final outcome of the key Senate race, which is regarded as the biggest upset of the 2012 election. His polling on the North Dakota race was noted nationally by Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, and The Washington Post.

Dean serves as a political adviser to the Transportation Division of SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation), providing consulting and policy research services that the union's senior leadership utilize in their bipartisan legislative lobbying efforts in Congress and in state capitols across the United States. 


    St. Louis Post Dispatch (April 16, 2014)
Memo to Congress: Missourians Want More Amtrak Service

    Altoona Mirror
(November 24, 2013)
Don't Derail Amtrak

    Political Wire
(November 15, 2013)
Kentucky Senate Race Deadlocked

    Lexington Herald Leader (November 15, 2013)
Poll: Kentuckians Support More Amtrak

    Garden City Telegram
(October 31, 2013)
    Amtrak Poll Supportive of Funding

    Des Moines Register
(October 28, 2013)
Americans' Appetite for Amtrak Grows

Truck Weights & Amtrak (Indiana 4th U.S. House District Poll)
POLITICO: Poll Your Weight 

  POLITICO: Poll Shows GOP Love for Amtrak 

    National Association of Railroad Passengers Hotline:
    Strong Support for Amtrak in Conservative, Republican Districts 

   2012 Election Cycle

   The Hill: DSCC spends in ND as poll shows Heitkamp beating Berg

   POLITICO: Poll: Heitkamp Leads in North Dakota

  The Washington Post: ND Senate Race is No Sure Thing for GOP

   Roll Call: North Dakota: Heidi Heitkamp Leads Rick Berg in Poll

Dem Poll: Heitkamp up 6 in North Dakota


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  Email: dfmresearch@comcast.net

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