Pollster Don Herche dies

Democratic pollster Donald Herche passed away last night. He was the owner of Public Opinion Research, Inc., a Maryland-based polling company that did work for New Jersey Democratic candidates.

A graduate of Drew University, Herche started out in New Jersey politics during Helen Meyner’s successful campaign for Congress against incumbent Joseph Maraziti in 1974. Herche later joined Meyner’s congressional staff as communications director, and helped run her 1976 re-election campaign against Republican Bill Schluter.

Pollster Don Herche dies