Tight Race in Nevada

Posted January 15, 2008 at 11:21am

While very few polls have been done in Nevada, expect attention to turn westward once the Michigan primary finishes tonight. Nevada’s Republicans and Democrats caucus Saturday and the Reno Gazette-Journal poll shows a squeaker for both parties. Barack Obama leads with 32 percent, Hillary Clinton is narrowly behind him with 30 percent and John Edwards is in his customary third-place, but not far behind with 27 percent.

Republicans choices are more spread out. John McCain leads this poll with 22 percent, Rudy Giuliani, who’s been campaigning mostly in Florida for the last few weeks, is in second place with 18 percent, Mike Huckabee has 16 percent, with the rest of the pack coming in as follows: Romney: 15 percent, Fred Thompson 11 percent, Ron Paul 6 percent and Duncan Hunter 1 percent The poll was conducted over the weekend and the margin of error is 4.5 percent. A very narrow race, indeed, at least right now.