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NH Investigation Continues

Topics: 2008 , Push "Polls" , The 2008 Race

We may soon know** the identify of the client that hired Moore information to conduct a message testing survey that included negative questions about Mitt Romney and the Mormon religion, according to a report from AHN:

Concord, NH (AHN) - A pollster in New Hampshire has decided to cooperate with the state's attorney general in connection with allegations that a survey it conducted in November 2007 was biased against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

Moore Information agreed to turn over business records to Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte on Thursday, the same day a court hearing on the case was scheduled, according to the Concord Monitor.

The company was previously subpoenaed by Ayotte after it refused to disclose who had hired it to conduct what were allegedly push polls that violated state law.

The records will be examined during a closed grand jury proceeding in Carroll County. The jury will then decide if charges will be made against the company.

The report does not make clear whether the New Hampshire Attorney General can or will make public the identity of Moore's client.

**UPDATE: Either the facts of the AHN story, or my inferences from it were incorrect. Moore president Bob Moore left the following comment below:

The story is not accurate. Moore Information has not agreed to appear as a witness or provide documents. The subpoena was issued over our objections reserving our rights to further challenge the subpoena.

Moore information also sent a full statement that I have posted here.

 

Comments

There's something disconcerting about a pollster giving up his records. Do we know if the information includes numbers called and answers given?

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bob moore:

The story is not accurate. Moore Information has not agreed to appear as a witness or provide documents. The subpeona was issued over our objections resserving our rights to further challenge the subpeona

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