February 16, 2015

Iowa is always a cog in the presidential election process, but on the GOP side they are notorious for giving high marks to extremist candidates. In 2012, pro-life nut Rick Santorum won the caucus outright. Anyway, in a new NBC/Marist poll, Mike Huckabee narrowly beat out his competition.

The NBC News-Marist poll released Sunday found Huckabee with 17 percent support among those surveyed followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16 percent support and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 15 percent support. Another 14 percent said they were undecided and the remaining eight names the poll listed each failed to get double digit support. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got 9 percent support while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) got 7 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) got 6 percent, tied with Dr. Ben Carson.

It's very early in the process, but the media loves the horserace so expect to see these polls from now until the 216 election. I'm surprised Rush Limbaugh could influence Iowans to support his new BFF Scott Walker.

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