PPP: Huckabee Leads in Iowa With 17%, Rand Paul 14%

How much does Huck want to be president? Back in May of 2012 when he decided he wouldn't run he said, "all the factors say go, but my heart says no. And that's the decision I've made." Now he's open to a run? We'll need someone who is willing to give 110% to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. I like Huck but I question how much he wants this. It also will be 9 years since Mike Huckabee left the governorship when 2016 comes around.

The likely 2016 matchup in Iowa if the race were held today would be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with Clinton ahead, according to a new poll.

Huckabee leads the Republican primary field in a Public Policy Polling poll out Thursday. The former governor and radio and television personality got 17 percent of the Republican primary vote, leading a top five of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, at 14 percent; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 13 percent; and Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at 10 percent each.

Clinton is the far and away favorite on the Democratic side, leading the next closest challenger, Vice President Joe Biden, 67 percent to 12 percent.

The former first lady and senator leads all her potential Republican challengers by at least 4 points. She tops Huckabee 46 percent to 42 percent, Bush 45 percent to 41 percent, Paul 47 percent to 42 percent and Christie 45 percent to 39 percent.

The left-leaning polling firm surveyed 869 Iowa voters from Feb. 20-23 for the poll, which has an error margin of plus or minus 3.3 percent

Here is the PPP Iowa Republican 2016 field-

Also in the poll. They asked voters their favorable/unfavorable opinion of the candidates. Look how unbelievably high these numbers are. Most of the time, 'not sure' means the voter being polled doesn't know who the candidate is. This is bad.