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Mark Zuckerberg Hires Former Clinton, Obama Pollster

Mark Zuckerberg Hires Former Clinton, Obama Pollster

By Mandy Mayfield | Washington Examiner

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired Joel Benenson, former pollster for former President Barack Obama and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant, according to a report on Wednesday.

Joel Benenson's company, Benenson Strategy Group, will be conducting research for the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple's philanthropic group, according to Politico. The initiative is dedicating to "advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity."

Zuckerberg and Chan announced in 2015 that they would be giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares, estimated at $45 billion, to charity.

David Plouffe, manager of Obama's 2008 presidential campaigned also joined the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative this year to lead policy and advocacy work.

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