A poll conducted last week in Nevada has Hillary Clinton in the lead over nearest rival Barack Obama as preferred Democratic nominee for President.
The poll of 600 people was conducted between Tuesday and Thursday last week, and showed Hillary Clinton on 32% compared with Barack Obama on 20%. Closest following were Al Gore and John Edwards, both on 11%.
In the Presidential match ups however, Clinton was behind both Rudy Giuliani and John McCain.
The poll, conducted by Research 2000 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.
Nevada has taken on a key status in the primaries this time, coming immediately after the Iowa caucus next January and before New Hampshire. Clinton took part in the candidates forum in Carson City last month, and is expected to make many more visits to the state.