updated 2/9/2005 6:03:39 PM ET 2005-02-09T23:03:39

A majority of New York voters see Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as honest and they give her high marks for a good job, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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Among all voters, 64 percent said she is honest, while 30 percent said she is not. Among Democrats, 85 percent said Clinton is honest and trustworthy; 38 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of independents viewed her as having those traits.

Voters surveyed in the Quinnipiac University poll also gave the senator an all-time high approval rating, with 65 percent saying she’s doing a good job and 27 percent saying she is not. Clinton had a 38 percent approval rating in early 2001, when she took office, but has gained support steadily while in office.

The poll also showed Clinton would be re-elected easily over Gov. George Pataki 61-30 percent, and leads former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani 50-44 percent. Neither man has expressed interest in running next year, though state Republicans promote both as potential high-profile opponents of Clinton.

The poll also found New York voters split on whether Clinton should run for president in 2008, with 46 percent saying she should and 48 percent saying she should not.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,218 registered state voters by telephone Feb. 3-7. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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