NY Poll: Tight contest between Democrats

McCain's lead widens
February 4, 2008 7:47:37 AM PST
Barack Obama is chipping away at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's home state lead, trailing her 53 percent to 39 percent in a new Quinnipiac University poll.The poll, released the day before the state's Super Tuesday primary, has John McCain stretching his lead over Mitt Romney, 54 percent to 22 percent. In a Jan. 22 poll that included Rudy Giuliani, McCain led Romney 30 percent to 9 percent. Giuliani has dropped out.

In that earlier poll, Clinton led Obama, her last rival for the presidential nomination, 51 percent to 25 percent.

The poll was conducted from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 and surveyed 370 likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of 5.1 percent, and 517 likely Democratic voters with a margin of error 4.3 percent.