US Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee way ahead of Republican rivals, finds poll

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Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A new poll has found that potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is ahead of his Republican rivals in next year's Iowa caucuses.

The survey from Democratic-allied Public Policy Polling (PPP) found Huckabee winning 30 percent of GOP primary voters in the Hawkeye State.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney garnered 18 percent of respondents, followed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at 15 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 13 percent.

A number of state and national polls suggest an early lead for Huckabee, most recently a GOP survey that gave him a more narrow edge over Romney in Iowa.

Another survey that measured the likely GOP field's name recognition and favorability found that Huckabee is the best known of 13 possible candidates.

According to the PPP poll, almost a third of voters are undecided about who would be their second choice, pointing to a wide-open race if the first-in-the-nation caucus contest yields the usual multiple rounds of voting, Politico reports.

The automated survey had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. (ANI)

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