Poll: Scott Walker Holds Double-Digit Lead Over GOP Field In Iowa

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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A new poll taken in Iowa shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a double-digit lead over other possible GOP presidential candidates.

The automated poll, administered by Gravis Marketing for the conservative website Townhall, found 24 percent of respondents favored Walker.  A total of 969 registered voters participated in the poll, with 343 being self-described Republicans.

Undecided respondents took second place in the poll at 15 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) each garnered 10 percent, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) at 9 percent.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee each received 7 percent of the votes, with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) at 6 percent, Dr. Ben Carson at 5 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 4 percent, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 3 percent.

Walker has been shown to be on the rise in other polls, too.

A recent NBC News/Marist poll found Walker at 15 percent, a third place showing behind Huckabee at 17 percent and Bush at 16 percent, reports The Hill. He led in a January Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll with 16 percent, with Paul at 15 percent.

In general election matchups pinning Walker against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she leads Walker 47 to 41 percent in Iowa. There is not one potential GOP presidential candidate that beats Clinton given the poll’s results.

Sources: The Hill, Townhall / Photo Source: Townhall, WikiCommons