Rand Paul and Jeb Bush are top dogs in a wide-open 2016 Republican presidential field, a new poll says.
The Kentucky senator and former Florida governor each received 13 percent of the vote among Republicans and independents that lean right, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday. Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, came in at 12 percent.
ush has gained ground since early March, improving by 4 points, while Paul has dropped 3 points in that time.
Other notable marks include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 10 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 9 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8 percent.
The poll comes as a potential Republican field might be forming with many contenders but lacking a clear front-runner.
Democrats, on the other hand, have a familiar name out front — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who came in with 64 percent of the vote among Democrats and left-leaning independents. Still, that mark is 6 points worse than in January, when she scored 70 percent of the vote in a CNN poll.
The poll was conducted May 2-4 with 1,008 adults. The margin for error is plus or minus 4.5 points.