Poll: Huckabee holds slim lead in Iowa
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) holds a slim lead over other possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates among potential GOP voters in Iowa, according to a new poll.

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Seventeen percent of respondents in an NBC News/Marist Poll released Sunday would support Huckabee, while 16 percent would back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and 15 percent would choose New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

Support for several other potential Republican candidates registered in the single-digit range, starting with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP Arizona lawmaker says Fauci and Birx 'undermine' Trump's coronavirus response Fauci: 'We are not going in the right direction' FBI says Breonna Taylor case is 'top priority' for Louisville agents MORE (R-Ky.) with 7 percent.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump administration eyes new strategy on COVID-19 tests ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names MORE (R-Fla.) and Ben Carson each attracted 6 percent, followed by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 5 percent, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump administration grants funding extension for Texas testing sites Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE (R-Texas) with 2 percent and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHillicon Valley: Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse | Trump administration awards tech group contract to build 'virtual' wall | Advocacy groups urge Congress to ban facial recognition technologies Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse The Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights MORE (R-S.C.) with 1 percent.

Among Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race What's behind Trump's slump? Americans are exhausted, for one thing Trump campaign reserves air time in New Mexico MORE (D) holds a wide lead over possible presidential challengers, with 68 percent support from potential Democratic voters.

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE had 12 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE (I-Vt.) with 7 percent and former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) with 1 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley attracted less than 1 percent support.

Job creation and economic growth was the top concern listed by registered voters in Iowa as well as Hawkeye State residents.

The poll of 891 registered voters, conducted between Feb. 3 and 10, has a 3.3 percentage point margin of error.