Poll: Clinton, Giuliani lead in Nevada; Republican wins matchup

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and
former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are the front-runners in Nevada
to win their parties' nominations as presidential candidates.
That's according to a poll in the Las Vegas Review-Journal
published today.
But the poll also says if the two were to meet in a general
election, Giuliani would win.
Clinton was favored by 39 percent of Democrats who said they
were likely to participate in the Nevada caucus, compared to 21
percent who favored Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
Giuliani had the support of 28 percent of Republicans who were
likely to take part in the Nevada caucus, compared to 23 percent
for the actor and former Tennessee senator, Fred Thompson.
In a hypothetical general-election matchup, Giuliani would beat
Clinton 51 percent to 44 percent.
The poll showed Clinton also trailing Thompson 44-50 and GOP
voters' third preference, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,
The poll surveyed 300 Republican and 300 Democratic voters and
was conducted Tuesday through Thursday and carries a margin of
error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

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