Romney, the 2012 GOP standard-bearer who some believe would be the party’s best candidate in 2016, gets 14 percent in the new poll released late Wednesday.
Narrowly trailing those two is Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulGOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Rand Paul skeptical about Romney as secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) at 10 percent; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 8 percent; and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 7 percent.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets 5 percent, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are favored by 4 percent and Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump could be the most significant president of our time Cruz: I'd rather have Trump talk to Taiwan than Cuba or Iran Lewandowski: Top Cruz aide advised Trump team before NH primary MORE (R-Texas) wins support from 3 percent, as does Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Nineteen percent list “other” or “not sure” when they are polled, highlighting the wide-open nature of the GOP race.
The poll also suggests all of the Republicans would trail Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonArmed man arrested at DC pizzeria targeted by conspiracy theory Clinton opponents vow to continue their pursuit ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report MORE is she chooses to run for the White House.
It found Clinton leading all of the top tier GOP candidates by wide margins. She wins 49 percent support compared to 34 percent for Bush; 51 percent compared to 33 percent for Paul; 48 percent compared to 33 percent for Christie and 50 percent compared to 35 percent for Romney.
The Zogby poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus six points.