20% for Barack Obama in Nevada

Barack Obama is clearly in second place in the key state of Nevada, according to a poll conducted there last week.

Hillary Clinton is still in the lead, on 32% with Obama on 20%. Following behind are former Vice President Al Gore on 11% and Vice Presidential candidate in 2004, John Edwards also on 11%. New Mexico Governor and Former General Wes Clark are both on 2%.

The poll was conducted by Research 2000 on behalf of the Reno Gazette Journal and KRNV-TV and 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. Although Barack Obama did not take part in the Democrats candidates forum last month, he did campaign in Las Vegas, and does plan o make many more trips to Nevada over the next year.