From the AZ Democratic Party:

Poll by respected researcher Bruce Merrill indicates tighter governors race than right-wing Rasmussen polls.

First, Bruce Merrill might be a respected person, friend, father, neighbor . . . but in political circles, he’s not a respected pollster.

Second, Merrill’s survey was paid for by Goddard’s campaign.  Now, that doesn’t make the numbers wrong, but since Brewer isn’t paying for Rasmussen’s polls (which show her leading by 16 points), it kind of lets the air out of the balloon.

Third, adding insult to injury, the Oct. 5  NY Times model has Brewer up 15%.  No, not the right-wing NY Times . . . the real one.