A new poll is out from Anzalone Liszt Research on the Virginia governor's race. Taegan Goddard over at Political Wire has the results up showing Deeds ahead of current Virginia attorney general, Bob McDonnell, by a 42%-38% count. That spread is in line with the Rasmussen poll conducted in the aftermath of last week's Democratic primary, but the drawback here is that this poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm on behalf of the Democratic Governors Association. No, that doesn't compromise the results necessarily, but the numbers certainly have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Our traditional action in this case is to hold out any polling from partisan firms from our polling averages. That was done during the 2008 election cycle and will continue to be employeed in FHQ's tracking of the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races.
In other words, interesting results, but...
UPDATE: Pollster's got the results up now with a link to a pdf of the full poll.
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