Clinton Favorable Rating Slips At Home To Giuliani

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's favorable rating is slipping in New York state, where voters aren't quite as sure they prefer her over Republican Rudy Giuliani.

That's according to the results of a statewide poll released Monday.

The latest poll from Siena College's Research Institute has Clinton leading Giuliani 48 percent to 43 percent. That's down from the 51 percent to 39 percent lead Clinton enjoyed in a March poll from the suburban Albany college.

Clinton's favorable rating among New York voters was at 50 percent in the latest poll, down from 56 percent last month. Clinton's dip in the polls is also evident in the race for the Democratic nomination. The new poll has Clinton leading Barack Obama, 39 percent to 17 percent. She held a 32-percentage point lead over the Illinois senator last month among New York voters.