| Elway Research (7/27-31, registered voters, 6/8-12 in parens):
Chris Gregoire (D-inc.): 52 (47)
Dino Rossi (R): 36 (39)
The new Elway poll on the Washington governor's race gives Gregoire her largest lead of any poll this cycle, although it's pretty consistent with previous Elway and Rasmussen polling.
Strategic Vision (R) (7/25-27, likely voters, 10/5-7/2007 in parens):
Chris Gregoire (D-inc.): 47 (47)
Dino Rossi (R): 45 (45)
SurveyUSA and Strategic Vision have been presenting a much closer picture of the race, although they've also been extremely consistent from poll to poll. (In fact, Strategic Vision gets exactly the same result as the last time they polled the race nine months ago.) As I've commented before, this is a race where almost every mind has been made up for four years, and we're mostly just seeing differences in pollsters' models.
The Elway poll also polled some downballot issues (albeit with huge undecided numbers), including the suddenly-hotly-contested race for Commissioner of Public Lands. Former Agriculture Director (and 2006 candidate in WA-05) Peter Goldmark (D) is leading two-term incumbent Doug Sutherland (R) 31-30. (Sexual harassment allegations against Sutherland recently came to light.)
In the Attorney General's race, incumbent Rob McKenna (R) leads Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg (D) 41-30. And the highest-profile initiative on the ballot, I-1000 (to allow physician-assisted suicide), is favored 39-26.