Obama Would Beat Giuliani in New York

In a key result for Barack Obama, a poll conducted late January has him defeating Rudy Giuliani in a Presidential contest in New York.

The poll which took place between 22 and 25 January, puts Obama on 42% to Giuliani's 31%. It was conducted by Crains New York Business and surveyed 600 people.

Rudy Giuliani as the popular former Mayor of New York would be expected by those in his party to win that state if he was the nominee. So as a junior Senator from Illinois, this is a good result for Obama.

However, the same poll showed him trailing Clinton as preferred Democratic nominee, 18%-55%, which is to be expected given it is Clinton's home state. John Edwards was on 5% in the same poll.