TargetPoint Consulting’s Alex Gage has released the following letter:
“To Interested Parties:
Today’s unfortunate article written by Mark Hemingway and posted National Review Online concerning allegations over anti-Romney push-polling that suggests that TargetPoint Consulting was somehow involved is both inaccurate and inexcusable.
To set the record straight: Whether the calls were in fact push-polls or some ridiculous attempt at message testing, TargetPoint Consulting has absolutely nothing to do with the calls in question. To be even clearer: TargetPoint Consulting has NEVER and will NEVER conduct a push-poll. TargetPoint is in the business of promoting Governor Romney, not manufacturing fantasy plots that involve smearing him.
Neither I nor TargetPoint was contacted before publication of this piece. Not by email. Not by voice mail. If the person representing National Review had contacted us, we would have told him on the record that TargetPoint Consulting had nothing to do with this and that his theory was erroneous and absent any merit.
I am not sure what, if any, motives the author may have, but now that it has been published, this piece has unfairly smeared me, my firm and the Romney campaign.
If there is any mystery to be uncovered regarding these polls, it will be by real reporting and not irresponsible speculation that tramples the good names of reputable pollsters and polling firms.
Alex Gage, TargetPoint Consulting”
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