The news from the New York polls was good for Dukakis and improving for Jackson but bad for Gore.
Among likely Democratic primary voters, surveyed Monday and Tuesday by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis had the support of 48%, the Rev. Jesse Jackson had 33% and Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr. had 6%, with 13% uncertain how they would vote next Tuesday. The poll of 359 people had a potential sampling error of 5% either way.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll taken Wednesday night showed similar results. Among those most likely to vote in a sample of 392 voters, Dukakis had 49%, Jackson 34% and Gore 8%.
"Gore's numbers are flat all across the board in what must be disappointing results as the campaign enters its final week," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist poll.