Christie, Bush lead 2016 GOP field in Virginia

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead the field of potential GOP presidential candidates in Virginia. 

Nineteen percent of GOP voters would select Christie in a potential primary, according to a poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University. 

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Bush trails shortly behind with 18 percent of Republicans who say they would vote for him. 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) tie with 13 percent. They are the only other candidates who reach double digits. 

Thirteen percent of Republicans surveyed said they are undecided.

Nine percent would choose Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas); Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) scores 7 percent; Sen. Marco Rubio hits 4 percent; and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker trails with 3 percent. 

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate early polling. 

Fifty-one percent of people have a favorable view of the former secretary of State, while 42 percent have an unfavorable view. 

Sixty-six percent of Democrats would vote for her in the primary, while 19 percent would select Vice President Joe Biden. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who was included in the survey, hits 7 percent. 

Clinton continues to dominate the Republican field in potential general election matchups.  

Christie, who has been battling a scandal regarding the closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, holds Clinton to the closest margin. 

Forty-six percent of voters have a favorable view of Christie, while 30 percent see him in an unfavorable light. 

In a potential general election, 43 percent would choose Clinton while 41 percent would pick Christie, with 16 percent undecided. 

Ryan and Huckabee both trail Clinton in a head-to-head matchup by 15 percent. 

The live-call survey polled 901 registered voters in Virginia from Feb 23-28 and has a 3.3-percent margin of error.