Clinton, Thompson Lead Parties in Nevada Poll

Clinton, Thompson Lead Parties in Nevada Poll

LAS VEGAS (AP) - "Law & Order" actor Fred Thompson leads the pack as Nevada voters' favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee.

That's according to a poll published today in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Wednesday through Friday.

It showed Thompson, a former Tennessee senator, with the support of 25 percent of 400 likely Republican caucus-goers in the poll. Thompson was followed by Mitt Romney, with 20 percent, and Rudy Giuliani, with 17 percent.

John McCain slid down to single digits in the poll, with just 8 percent.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continued to dominate, as she has in every early Nevada poll.

The New York senator and former first lady had 39 percent of the 400 likely Democratic caucus goers surveyed, followed by Barack Obama with 17 percent and John Edwards with 12 percent.

Bill Richardson, who has seemed to focus on Nevada, had 7 percent of the vote.

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