The latest Rasmussen poll for Iowa shows Huckabee leading by 16 points:
It was just two weeks ago that Rasmussen Reports released the first Iowa Caucus poll showing Mike Huckabee with an advantage over Mitt Romney. A lot has changed over the past two weeks and Huckabee’s lead has now grown to double digits.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Iowa caucus finds Huckabee with 39% of the vote, Romney with 23% support, and everyone else in single digits. Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson get just 8% of the vote in Iowa at this time. Arizona Senator John McCain is at 6% just one point ahead of Congressman Ron Paul.
Huckabee’s support in Iowa is up eleven points from the poll conducted in late November. Over the past month, Huckabee has more than doubled his support from 16% on November 12 to 39% today. Romney has lost two points from the previous survey and is down six points over the past month.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Evangelical Christians now support Hucakbee in Iowa. That’s up from 48% in the previous poll. Huckabee also leads Romney among other Protestant voters by a 33% to 25% margin.
Huckabee leads by fourteen points among men and by eighteen points among women.
Among those who have participated in the caucuses before, Huckabee attracts 39% support while Romney is at 24%.