Paul, Bush lead pack in new '16 poll

A pack of Republicans are in a statistical dead heat for the 2016 Republican nomination, according to a new poll. 

A CNN survey released Tuesday found Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRepublicans question Trump's trip to Scotland Hate TV customer service? So does your senator Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers MORE (R-Ky.) and Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush top the pack with 13 percent support each among Republicans and independents who identify with the Republican Party. 

However, three other candidates garner support within the margin of error.

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanRangel: Trump puts Ryan in tough spot Dems find voice with disruption Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns MORE brings in 12 percent, compared to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 10 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 9 percent. 

Polling for the GOP nomination has remained tight. Paul and Ryan topped the list when CNN last polled the question in March

Seven percent of Republicans have no opinion while another 4 percent say they wouldn't vote for anyone listed. 

Other potential GOP candidates scored in single digits, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry (8 percent), Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzO'Malley gives Trump a nickname: 'Chicken Donald' Va. GOP delegate files lawsuit over bound convention votes Our most toxic export: American politick MORE (7 percent), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (7 percent), Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: 'I didn't run for the Senate to run for president again' Sunday shows preview: Next steps after Trump upheaval O'Malley gives Trump a nickname: 'Chicken Donald' MORE (6 percent) and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (2 percent). 

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonGingrich slams Clinton: 'What has she been right about?' Sanders to Clinton: 'Stand up, be bolder' to win over supporters Sanders: 'We lost some very important fights' in Democratic platform MORE continues to dominate the Democratic field. Sixty-four percent said they would choose her ahead of a more liberal or conservative Democrat — a drop of 6 percent since January. Thirteen percent said they would pick a more liberal candidate, while 19 percent said they would prefer a more conservative Democrat. 

The poll surveyed 466 Democrats and 473 Republicans, and holds a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.


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