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 (Ky.) narrowly tops a packed group of potential GOP presidential candidates in a poll released Sunday.
According to a CNN-ORC poll, Paul brings in 16 percent of the vote among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. He is narrowly trailed by 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 (Wis.) with 15 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 11 percent, both inside the margin of error.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee brought in 10 percent in the new poll, while Florida Gov. Jeb Bush scored 9 percent. Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office Kasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump Two transgender candidates win primaries MORE (Texas) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie each had 8 percent.
Polling in the GOP primary has consistently shown a tight pack, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dominated polls for the Democratic nomination.
She leads Democrats with 63 percent of the vote compared to Vice President Biden's 13 percent, according to the poll.
The poll surveyed 367 people affiliated with the Republican party and 372 people aligned with the Democratic Party. It contains a 5-percentage-point margin of error.