Steve Poizner was thought to be political roadkill earlier this year, having fallen as much as 50 points behind Meg Whitman for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. But with Whitman getting hammered on immigration (she declined to support the Arizona law) and her ties to Goldman Sachs, Poizner is closing the gap.

A new Survey USA poll shows him trailing Whitman by only 39-37:

Poizner's campaign was touting internal polling last week that showed him down by 10 points.

Poizner spokesman Jarrod Agen argues the new poll shows that “Steve's message of cutting taxes and ending illegal immigration is clearly resonating with Republican voters.”

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