When I first heard about the push-polling about Flip Romney going on, something smelled not quite right.
The poll seemed pretty tame. The worst thin they seemed to say was about blacks in his church not becoming bishops until the 70s.
Trust me, when it comes to negative things about my religion, they could have come up with so much more that's worse.
And, the other thing that raised a red flag was that it was a Utah County based call center. Which means it probably has a high percentage of LDS employees.
So, I found it interesting to read a post on The Right's Field.
Turns out that the founders of the company are supporters of Flip Romney. Several employees, including a Senior VP, have donated money to the campaign.
Western Wats doesn't seem like the first choice of companies to conduct this poll.
And, as SLCSpin points out, this isn't the first time Western Wats has been involved with this.
So, if my gut is right, and Flip's campaign is behind this, what would be the benefit of such a move?
Well, to begin with, it gives sympathy points to Romney. Look a him. They're picking on him because of where he spends his Sundays. Secondly, since early signs point to McCain's campaign, it makes McCain look like the bad guy.
However, I don't buy that it was McCain. Why? Because of their response to the scandal. They filed a request with the New Hampshire Attorney General's office to launch an investigation into who was behind the poll (not disclosing that is illegal in NH). Would they call for an investigation if they were guilty? No, they would deny the allegations and hope nobody was smart enough to ask for said investigation.
What are your thoughts?