Clinton Lead Shrinks in Nevada as Obama Gains

A newspaper poll shows Hillary Clinton's iron grip on Nevada's Democratic presidential nomination is loosening.

According to a phone survey published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New York senator is favored by 34 percent of likely caucus-goers, compared to 26 percent for Barack Obama.

In the paper's last poll, conducted in October, she had 39 percent to Obama's 21 percent.

No other candidate registered in the double digits.

The poll of 625 registered voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

In the Republican field, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has 25 percent support and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 20
percent.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee registered the support of
17 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers despite having no
presence in Nevada.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-12-09-07 1632EST


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