- Chris Wilson is CEO of Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, formerly known as Wilson Research Strategies, a company he founded in 2005. Since that time, WPA has done work for over 100 of the Fortune 500 and been involved in work for over 100 current and former members of Congress.
- WPA is now the top polling firm in America when it comes to electing Conservative Republicans. They are the go-to firm for conservative leaders such as Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and others.
- Wilson served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas under then-Governor George W. Bush, working closely with Bush adviser Karl Rove. Educated in international economic systems, Wilson got his start in survey research in 1992.
WPA CEO Chris Wilson until recently was the director of research and analytics for Cruz for President. Wilson appeared on the Digital Politics podcast to discuss how the campaign used big data to get out the vote, raise money and help the Texas senator in his White House bid. Listen to the interview below.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/5baAuN4C8VQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Chris Wilson, CEO of WPA Research and director of research and analytics for Cruz for President, will speak about the use of predictive analytics, behavioral modeling and other cutting-edge ways the campaign used data to identify supporters and get out the vote.Microsoft is sponsoring the campaign and data technology panel, which will be held May […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/r7AfLILLPdg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
WPA Research’s innovative techniques with the Ted Cruz for President Campaign have continued to draw the attention of national media. From Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucus to his recent trouncing of Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary, his campaign understands the value of data. The campaign is using cutting-edge models that incorporate analytics and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/CLluPWe9BGc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
MEMO: CRUZ GAINS IN WISCONSIN by Chris Wilson April 3rd, 2016 The recent Marquette University Law School Poll conducted March 24-28 shows Ted Cruz leading the race in Wisconsin by ten points over Donald Trump. More importantly, the poll shows Cruz’s ability to appeal to voters across the ideological spectrum and to grow support at […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/k17qq1QqfBU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Bloomberg: How Ted Cruz Engineered His Iowa Triumph. A Meticulous, Technologically Advanced, Highly Individualized Groundgame—And Legalized Fireworks—Trumped A Certain Outsider Candidate“The boldest smile belonged to Chris Wilson, the campaign’s pollster and director of analytics. The night before, Wilson had sent his final memo on the Iowa campaign, predicting turnout under 170,000; only if it broke […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/lAupSKd_zsU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
So Ted Cruz won. That was unexpected to a lot of people, included otherwise very good pollsters like Ann Selzer (who conducts the Des Moines Register poll) and Douglas Schwartz (who is the head of the Quinnipiac poll). The cat is pretty much out of the bag now though that it wasn’t unexpected to us […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/8kJD_BFdf30" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
This isn’t a “what to watch” post. What to watch has been done and done better than I have the remaining mental resources to do it. But here are four thoughts about tonight’s Iowa Republican caucus. If they help you with a deeper understanding of what happens tonight, you’re welcome. If they don’t, well…to steal […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/WmRn3YCRgAY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2015 44 Percent Of Democrats Support Taking Refugees From A Fictional Country Press Contact: Lauren Luxenburg email@example.com Washington, DC – Public Policy Polling, which is known for adding questions in surveys to exploit Republicans who are less informed, recently found that 30% of Republican voters would support bombing Agrabah, […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/jgyz8WwhKpo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TFAS Alumni Newsletter TFAS ALUMNI ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: CHRIS WILSON (ICPES 90) Whether it’s a nationally televised debate, or a friendly debate between acquaintances taking place on your Facebook news feed, it’s clear the 2016 primaries are right around the corner. America is in full swing election season, with less than one year from […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/DTWiZrpvX1c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
There’s a reason why people aren’t using the CNN Iowa poll, and if he spent less time attacking Megyn Kelly and more time reading into the methodology behind different polls, maybe he would come to the understanding as to their difference, and why certain polls are more accurate than others. If you scroll down his twitter […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wparesearch/~4/E4WdDIiwJ_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>