A New York native, Mitchell holds a BA degree in Political Science and Psychology from George Washington University in Washington, DC.  He lives with his wife and their seven children in Jerusalem and spends a lot of time enjoying both fatherhood and husbandry.  He is passionate about running, photography, and music. 

Polling Entrepreneur

​A polling tech entrepreneur, he co-founded MOBOPINIONS, a technology start-up that has developed an innovative platform for polling, profiling and targeting mobile phone users. In the past three years he has fielded more than 4 million survey research questions in 160 different countries.


"An Israeli-American public opinion expert"
The Wall Street Journal 


Called "one of Israel's savviest pollsters" by the Washington Times, Mitchell Barak's opinions and surveys are regularly quoted in leading publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Economist, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, CS Monitor, Haaretz, BBC, Al Jazeera and many others.

Government Experience

Mitchell has also held a number of appointed positions within the Israelis government.  Most recently he was the international media advisor and spokesman for Israeli President Shimon Peres.  Previously he served as a speechwriter and communications assistant for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and was an adviser to Finance Ministers Yaakov Neeman and Dan Meridor.  Additionally, he worked as an aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Foreign Ministry and Prime Minister's Office during the tenure of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.

Mitchell Barak

Pollster, Television Commentator, Political Analyst