NYers think Hil will run for prez; won't back her

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  1. Six in 10 New York voters believe Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to run for president in 2008, but only about a third of her home-state voters say they would back her if she did so, a statewide poll reported Thursday.
    Almost half of New York voters, including three of every 10 Democrats, said they would not vote for her for president, according to the poll from Siena College's Research Institute.

    The Siena findings mirror those reported by Marist College's Institute for Public Opinion in a January poll that found 59 percent of New York voters said they expect Clinton to run for president, but 62 percent said it was unlikely she could win.


    On the presidential front, New Yorkers think more highly of Clinton than they do of Pataki. Thirty-seven percent of New York voters polled said they believed Pataki would run for president in 2008 and just 20 percent, including 30 percent of Republicans, said they would vote for him if he did.

    Sixty percent of New York voters, including 67 percent of Republicans, said they believed Clinton would run for the White House while 36 percent — 55 percent of Democrats, but 16 percent of Republicans — said they would vote for her if she made such a run. Forty-eight percent said they would not support a Clinton-for-president effort.