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Yesterday afternoon I was browsing through the new We Ask America polls for Nevada and Missouri, and saw at the bottom of the page that they planned on releasing an Ohio poll later that afternoon. I excitedly awaited the new numbers, as I am want to do, but was deeply disappointed when, alas, no Ohio poll came forth. What happened? Well, this morning I checked the site again to see if it would come out today and here's what they had to say:
Later today: Ohio results. UPDATE: The Ohio poll which we had hoped to publish yesterday was being used with the permission of a private client. That client later retracted their permission, so we’ll be doing a new poll there soon on our own dime…probably after Wednesday’s debate.
They retracted their permission? Why would they do that? Well, the answer is obvious. We Ask America usually conducts polls for republican/conservative clients, so when these guys took a look at the poll, they must have seen Romney being dismantled (their previous Ohio poll had Obama +8) and decided to retract their agreement with We Ask America allowing them to publish the poll publicly for fear it would make Romney look bad, well, more bad than he already looks anyway. I can't say for certain this is the case, obviously, but it seems like the most plausible scenario to me. Romney is doing so bad in Ohio, conservatives don't even want anyone to see just how bad it is.