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MEMO: CRUZ GAINS IN WISCONSIN

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 […]

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WPA in the news l February 9, 2016

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 […]

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Three Thoughts on the Iowa Polls

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 […]

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Four Thoughts About Iowa Tonight

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 […]

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44 Percent Of Democrats Support Taking Refugees From A Fictional Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       December 23, 2015  44 Percent Of Democrats Support Taking Refugees From A Fictional Country Press Contact: Lauren Luxenburg lluxenburg@wparesearch.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, […]

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TFAS Alumni on the Campaign Trail: Chris Wilson

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 […]

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Power Play: Cruz’s big data push

In the battle to become the GOP nominee for President, Ted Cruz is making a big bet on big data. The Texan’s director of research analytics, Chris Wilson joins Chris Stirewalt to discuss how analyzing voter online preferences enhances campaign outreach and messaging.   Watch the full clip from FOX News here: Watch the latest […]

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Cruz Campaign Credits Psychological Data and Analytics for its Rising Success

Cruz has largely built his program out of his Houston headquarters, where a team of statisticians and behavioral psychologists who subscribe to the ­burgeoning practice of “psycho­graphic targeting” built their own version of a Myers-Briggs personality test. The test data is supplemented by recent issue surveys, and together they are used to categorize supporters, who […]

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