And keep in mind that Rasmussen is widely considered to be a Republican leaning pollster:
The re-election prospects for Washington Governor Christine Gregoire (D) have improved significantly over the past two months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Washington voters shows Gregoire leading her Republican challenger, Dino Rossi, by eleven percentage points. It’s Gregoire 52% Rossi 41%.
What’s changed? Largely it appears that the Democratic base is coming home to Gregoire, as one might expect as the election approaches. But I’ll leave further analysis to Darryl.
FYI, Rasmussen also has Barack Obama opening up an 11-point lead over John McCain amongst WA voters. Coincidence?