(CNN) - John McCain has taken the lead in Nevada for the first time this campaign, according to a poll released Monday, while Mitt Romney, who has spent more in Nevada than any of his GOP opponents, is now in fourth place.
The new poll by the Reno Gazette-Journal finds John McCain wins the support of 22 percent of likely caucus-goers, followed by Rudy Giuliani with 18 percent, Mike Huckabee with 16 percent, Mitt Romney with 15 percent and Fred Thompson with 11 percent. The other candidates register single-digit support in the survey.
On the Democratic side, it’s a three-way race, with Barack Obama at 32 percent, Hillary Clinton at 30 percent, and John Edwards at 27 percent.
The state’s caucuses will be held this Saturday.
The poll of 500 likely Democratic caucus-goers and 500 likely Republican caucus-goers statewide was conducted January 11-13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand