This from Yahoo! News:
CONCORD, N.H. – Residents in New Hampshire and Iowa have received phone calls raising questions about Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, his Mormon faith and the Vietnam War-era military deferments he received while serving as a missionary in France.
Western Wats, a Utah-based company, placed the calls that initially sound like a poll but then pose questions that cast Romney in a harsh light, according to those who received the calls. In politics, this type of phone surveying is called “push polling” â€” contacting potential voters and asking questions intended to plant a message in voters’ minds, usually negative, rather than gauging peoples’ attitudes.
A spokesman for Western Wats said he couldn’t comment on the company’s work. He said they do not do push polling.
The 20-minute calls started on Sunday in New Hampshire and Iowa. At least seven people in the two early voting states received the calls.
The only question, who is behind these calls?
Giuliani and McCain have both claimed it’s not them. In fact, McCain is calling for an investigation into the calls.
Of course, that leaves a slew of other campaigns, I don’t want to point to any of them, but Huckabee and Thompson have been fighting for ground in both states. Although, I’m doubting it was either campaign but if McCain has his way, we will soon find out which campaign was behind the calls. I’ll update this if there’s more news on the issue.