New GOP Presidential Race Poll Shows Huckabee in Third Place

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee ranks third in a new poll on the GOP side of the 2016 presidential race.

The CNN/ORC survey finds two recent entrants to the field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democrats.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump top the list of GOP presidential contenders following their back-to-back campaign launches in mid-June, and are the only two Republican candidates holding double-digit support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Bush stands at 19 percent, up from 13 percent in May — and his best showing in CNN/ORC polling since December. Trump follows at 12 percent, up from 3 percent before his announcement. 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8 percent), neurosurgeon Ben Carson (7 percent) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7 percent) round out the top five.

Click here to read the complete poll.

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