Chris Wilson (pollster)

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Chris Wilson speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (2010)

Chris Wilson (born October 24, 1968 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a Republican American pollster and political strategist who has conducted hundreds of public opinion studies for over 100 of the Fortune 500, influential associations, foundations, elected leaders of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governments.

Wilson served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas when President George W. Bush was governor, working directly for Karl Rove, and following Karen Hughes when she left the Party to join the campaign.

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Chris Wilson served as Global Director of Research for Weber Shandwick from 1999 - 2001. He started his own firm, Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, in 1998. He has designed and trademarked several research methodologies, including Message Mapping and Donor Enhancement Research.

Wilson is a former instructor on public policy research at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He remains a frequent lecturer on research, strategy and national trends.

Chris Wilson is a regular pundit on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN and C-SPAN, and has been quoted in such national publications as the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Chris Wilson lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife and their two sons and regularly commutes to Washington D.C.


Wilson received a B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

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