UPDATE 2/4/16 The caller identified TPC as “The Polling Company“, Kellyanne Conway’s group. Conway later disputed the assertion, and claims TPC is “Target Point Consulting”, not part of the Cruz campaign.
FYI – A reader in South Carolina was the recipient of a telephone poll today. Knowing the machinations of politics she identified the push polling method used.
After hanging up, she did some research and identified the Ted Cruz campaign. (see below)
“I live in SC, and I received a call from TPC Polling today– a push poll against Trump. I looked up TPC, and it’s owned by Kellyanne Conway, who works for Cruz”.
The last two questions came after I identified Trump as my candidate. They (recording) asked something about how Trump wanted to work with Putin, and “was that a good idea”?
Then they asked the slanderous question, saying that Trump wants to close veteran-owned small businesses because they made the neighborhood look bad, and does that make me very angry, a little angry, or not angry at all.
After that, the call disconnected.
It would appear Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign is picking up in South Carolina right where his campaign left off in Iowa – same tactics.
UPDATE: Kellyanne Conway, says the identification of TPC is identifying the wrong outfit. There are two TPCs.