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Voters Give Huckabee Best Shot at Nomination of This Week’s GOP Newcomers

Friday, May 08, 2015

Republicans think Mike Huckabee has the best chance of getting the GOP presidential nomination of the three new contenders in the race this week, but then he’s the best-known of the trio.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Republican Voters believe Huckabee is likely to end up being the GOP presidential nominee in 2016, but that includes only 11% who say it is Very Likely. Forty percent (40%) consider a Huckabee nomination unlikely, with 11% who also say it’s Not At All Likely. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 5-6, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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