In 2008, Mike Huckabee's victory in the Iowa Republican caucus helped propel him to a stronger-than-expected showing in the race to win the party's presidential nomination. Now, one year away from the next Iowa caucus, a new Neighborhood Research poll finds Huckabee in good standing to once again take first place in the Hawkeye State.
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In the poll, 24% of Republican voters said Huckabee was their first choice for the party's presidential nod. Mitt Romney polled the next highest, trailing the former Arkansas Governor by a five-point margin, at 19%. Sarah Palin came in third at 11%, followed by Next Gingrich (8%), Tim Pawlenty (4%), Ron Paul (3%), Michele Bachmann (2%), Mike Pence (1%) and Haley Barbour (1%). John Thune, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, and Gary Johnson all received less than one percent in the poll.