Pat Caddell

Pat Caddell – Pollster, Populist, and Patriot – Dies at 68

Veteran pollster Pat Caddell passed away Saturday at his home in Charleston, SC, at the age of 68. His willingness to challenge conventional political wisdom – combined with his decades of campaign experience – set him apart as a political strategist who got things right when so many others got them wrong. This was strikingly obvious in 2016, when Caddell was the sole pollster to understand Donald Trump’s voters and the New York builder’s path to victory.

Pat Caddell speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)