Bush, Huckabee top GOP field in Iowa

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are leading a pack of Republicans in Iowa for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, according to a new poll. 

The survey by GOP firm Vox Populi released Tuesday shows 18 percent of active GOP voters in the early caucus state would vote for Bush, narrowly edging out Huckabee with 15 percent. 

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Huckabee and Bush have been near the top of a tight pack of potential GOP candidates for the last few months in Iowa, according to similar polling. 

Four other potential GOP presidential candidates also score double digits: Wisconsin Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanOvernight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans The Trail 2016: When a pivot isn’t always a pivot Kasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump MORE (13 percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office Trump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Trump flexes new digital muscle MORE (12 percent), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (11 percent), and Rick Santorum (10 percent).

Nine percent said they would vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are tied at the bottom with 6 percent. 

On the Democratic side, 65 percent said they would vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump warns against Syrian refugees: 'A lot of those people are ISIS' Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Bush World goes for Clinton, but will a former president? MORE, who has dominated early polling and started a tour to promote her new book Tuesday. Eighteen percent would choose Vice President Biden, while 12 percent prefer Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans The Trail 2016: When a pivot isn’t always a pivot Overnight Tech: Facebook's changes worry publishers | First stage of spectrum auction ends | Clinton recruits from Silicon Valley MORE (Mass.). 

The poll surveyed 667 active voters from June 4-5 and has a margin of error of 3.8 percent. 

 

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