Ryan is a Vice President at Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research. Having served as a pollster, campaign manager and communications director on numerous local, state and federal campaigns, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in helping corporate and political clients identify effective messages and execute winning campaigns. Steusloff has earned his Professional Researcher Certification from the Market Research Association. During his time at WPA, Ryan has managed research projects on numerous political and corporate campaigns. During the 2010 cycle, Ryan managed the research on over 50 winning campaigns, including helping to elect Senator Mike Lee, five new members to the U.S House of Representatives as well as numerous state and local officials.


    The GOP Must Secure The Minority Vote

    Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC has stated that “Big changes are ahead for the GOP” and part of these vital changes includes catering to minority groups that have felt alienated in the past. Plain and simple, future Republican victories hinge on capturing the growing minority vote. The GOP has big plans to ensure that they have plenty of grassroots organizers in left-leaning communities in an attempt | Read More »

    As Russia Deploys Troops, Will the World Get a Professor or Commander-In-Chief?

    As Russia Deploys Troops, Will the World Get a Professor or Commander-In-Chief? President Barack Obama often pleads with the country to “give diplomacy a chance.”  This outlook befits a commander-and-chief who prefers to analyze, ponder and lecture about world events like a professor, rather than shape them. Russia’s recent intrusion into Ukraine has the world asking which President will show-up: the professor or the Commander-In-Chief? | Read More »

    Cuomo’s “Start-Up NY” Is Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

    Cuomo’s “Start-Up NY” Is Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be As a New Yorker who is fascinated by the “Up-state and Rust Belt Revival” initiatives that have been set forth by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, I am naturally intrigued by the “New York State Open for Business” commercials I have seen all over television. Typical abandoned factory in a Rust Belt City The very-well marketed advertisement | Read More »

    Keystone XL Is My Favorite Topic

    Keystone XL Is My Favorite Topic I have to admit that the Keystone XL Pipeline is my favorite issue to talk about (I like energy issues what can I say), however my frustration with the project has grown over the past couple of weeks due to more delays, of course brought on by the Democratic machine in Washington. Despite the typical rhetoric that comes out | Read More »

    Volunteering Levels In America Fall To An All-Time Low

      Last year saw the lowest volunteering levels since the government has been keeping track, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Just over 62 Million Americans volunteered for an organization at least one time between September 2012 and September 2013, the Bureau pointed out, that’s roughly one fourth of all adult Americans. 2002 was the first year that the BLS carried out its survey on the | Read More »

    Big Changes Ahead For The GOP

    Republican Nation Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus stated that there were some big changes in store for the GOP. He was quoted in an interview with Mike Huckabee saying “What’s happened over the last several years at the RNC is that we have become, unfortunately, an organization that has shown up about once every four years, five months before an election,”. According to Prebius the RNC is | Read More »

    What Makes America Great?

    What Makes America Great? I’ve heard it all my life.  My parents imparted it as fact, schoolteachers lectured with it as an indisputable premise and politicians use it to rile up a crowd during a fiery speech – “America is the greatest nation on earth.” It’s a simple phrase taken as a holy fact by most Americans.  But what is our metric?  In almost every | Read More »

    North Korea Strikingly Similar To Nazi Germany

      North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Hermit Kingdom, whatever you want to call it has one of the worst human rights violation records in history. Just to give you an idea of how gross and despicable the regime is, the recently released Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report detailed imprisonment, enslavement, torture, murder and other vile atrocities in North Korea, | Read More »

    Was Afghanistan Worth It?

      Last Saturday marked 25 years since Soviet Forces left Afghanistan. Before the United States’ invaded Afghanistan in 2001 the Soviets were the last Superpower to occupy the country, from 1979 to 1989. Afghanistan has been called the “graveyard of empires”. Just as Alexander the Great could not conquer the country, the Soviets found their efforts to be “unmanageable”. This year the United States plans | Read More »

    WPA’s Weekly Political Brief

    As part of our continuing effort to keep our clients and friends up-to-date on the political environment as we head toward Election Day, 2012, every Friday WPA compiles the key numbers from the week and provides analysis of key trends. This week’s analysis can be viewed in full at In addition to the key political numbers, this week’s analysis includes: The final jobs report before | Read More »