ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Two weekend polls put Hillary Rodham Clinton's support among Jewish voters at 70 percent and 52 percent in her Senate race against Republican Rep. Rick Lazio.

Some analysts believe that to win statewide in New York, a Democrat needs at least 60 percent of the Jewish vote. Most recent statewide polls have had the first lady's Jewish support between 50 percent and 60 percent.

The New York Post poll released Sunday showed Clinton's support at 70 percent versus 23 percent for Lazio, while a poll conducted for Albany's Times Union and the Buffalo News found Clinton leading 52 percent to 34 percent.

``I think the truth is probably somewhere in the middle,'' said pollster John Zogby, whose organization conducted both surveys.

Zogby said the Post poll had been partially conducted on Saturday during the Jewish Sabbath, when observant Orthodox Jews are forbidden to use the phone. This could have led to an undercounting of Orthodox voters, who tend to be less supportive of the first lady, he said.

Zogby said the relatively small number of Jews polled _ about 80 in each survey _ could also have skewed the results.

An overall poll by Zogby reflected other recent surveys showing a tight race. It gave Clinton 47 percent to Lazio's 45 percent, a statistical tie given the margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.