NBC Poll: Huckabee Leads Republican Field in Iowa 2016

Huckabee 17%
Bush 16%
Walker 15%
Christie 9%

Clinton 68%
Biden 12%
Sanders 7%

TPM reported
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) just barely leads the field of potential Republican 2016 candidates in Iowa, according to a new poll.

The NBC News-Marist poll released Sunday found Huckabee with 17 percent support among those surveyed followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16 percent support and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 15 percent support. Another 14 percent said they were undecided and the remaining eight names the poll listed each failed to get double digit support. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got 9 percent support while Rand Paul got 7 percent and  Marco Rubio got 6 percent, tied with Dr. Ben Carson.

Three hundred and two adults were surveyed for this question. The margin of error was plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads the rest of the potential field with 68 percent support. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 12 percent while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) got 7 percent, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley got less than 1 percent support. Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) got 1 percent.

Three hundred and twenty one Iowans were surveyed for this question and the margin of error was plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

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