Schoen said that President Obama should not seek reelection in 2012. He has stated that the President has divided the country along partisan lines, and said that the Affordable Care Act had been a "disaster" for the Democratic Party.
Schoen has been critical of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. In a Wall Street Journalop-ed, he wrote, “President Obama and the Democratic leadership are making a critical error in embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement—and it may cost them the 2012 election.” He believes that the protesters represent “an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence,” and that their common bond is “a deep commitment to left-wing policies.” Schoen believes that the Democratic Party should not appeal to voters who support taxing oil companies and the rich, but rather to voters in the middle who want lower taxes.
"Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) ISBN 1442215232
Perverting Democracy. (monitoring elections in other nations): An article from: Campaigns & Elections [HTML] (Digital) coauthored with Mark J. Penn in Campaigns & Elections August 1, 1993 Campaigns & Elections, Inc. Volume: v14 Issue: n3 Page: p28(2)
Pat—A Biography of Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Jan 1, 1979) & Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Biography (Textbook Binding - May 1979)
^ abcStengel, Richard; Pooley, Eric; August, Melissa; Birnbaum, Jeffrey H.; Duffy, Michael; McAllister, J.F.O.; Novak, Viveca; Edwards, Tamala M. (November 18, 1996). "Masters of the Message". Time. Retrieved 2010-11-03. "The client was the President. Morris asked Schoen if he was interested in doing some polling for the White House. It was an offer no pollster could refuse. Schoen was also eager to work with Morris, who had been a mentor to him. In high school Schoen had canvassed races for Morris on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Schoen and his partner, Penn, who had attended Harvard together, later distinguished themselves as New Democratic consultants and pollsters for Mayor Ed Koch of New York City, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Evan Bayh of Indiana. They had also polled for a succession of Arkansas politicians, including Clinton's rival, former Governor Jim Guy Tucker."
^Weisberg, Jacob (August 7, 1995). "Who is Dick Morris?". New York Magazine. pp. 34 et seq. Retrieved 2010-11-03. "Penn and Schoen are... city bred prodigies. The two attended Horace Mann together and became a political team at Harvard, where they worked on the Crimson.... As pollsters, the Laurel and Hardy-ish pair are known for a hard quantitative bent.... But if Penn and Schoen are moderates...."
Publishers Weekly, March 26, 1979, review of Pat, p. 72; June 9, 2008, "Schoen Solutions," review of The Political Fix: Changing the Game of American Democracy, from the Grassroots to the White House, p. 8
Publishers Weekly, April 20, 2009, review of What Makes You Tick? How Successful People Do It—and What You Can Learn from Them, p. 44.
Reference & Research Book News, February, 2005, review of On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860–2004, p. 171.
Washington Post Book World, February 22, 2009, Linda Robinson, "How Dangerous Is This Man?," review of Threat Closer to Home, p. B7.
Green, Joshua. "Hype or perish: how to become a cable TV expert on the Tea Party when there's really nothing new to say." Washington Monthly Sept.-Oct. 2010: 98+. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2010. Review of Mad as Hell.