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Dead Heat In N.Y. Senate Race

A new poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio still deadlocked in their New York Senate race.

The survey, conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, found the first lady and the Republican congressman from Long Island each favored by 45 percent of voters statewide.

That is statistically unchanged from a poll conducted in June by the institute. Other polls have shown the race to be equally close since Lazio declared his candidacy May 20.

In conservative upstate New York, Lazio has a slim lead, 47 percent to 41 percent. Clinton leads in New York City, 61 percent to 30 percent. Lazio is ahead in New York City's suburbs, 59 percent to 33 percent.

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Lazio entered the race after Mayor Rudolph Giuliani withdrew to deal with prostate cancer.

The telephone poll of 1,086 registered voters was conducted July 5-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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