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The latest Rasmussen Reports poll has Gov. Christine Gregoire tied with challenger Dino Rossi at 48 percent apiece-- an improvement for the incumbent over last month's numbers, which had Rossi ahead by six. Gregoire may have gotten a small bump due to strong performances in the three debates since the last poll took place. The numbers may also be a sign that voters aren't necessarily blaming her for the bleak budget numbers. Yet. But the latest poll shows Rossi's popularity with unaffiliated voters growing. He leads Gregoire by 20 points with this group. Still anybody's game.