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and the results, which you can read here, might surprise people.

Republican      Favorable        Unfavorable
Candidate

Paul Ryan          73                   10

Mike Huckabee   68                   17

Rick Santorum   58                    21

Rick Perry          55                   19

Chris Christie     51                   30

Jeb Bush           51                   26

Rand Paul         51                    23

Remember, this is among self-described Republicans, and Christie has the highest negatives

and note also these

Marco Rubio      46                    15

Ted Cruz           46                    17

Scott Walker     46                    11

Among Dems, Hillary is dominating, at    89 - 7

other Dems polled

Joe Biden         71                      18
Brian
 Schweitzer       16                     14
Martin
 O'Malley          18                      13

Among all adults, Paul Ryan does the best with a 40% approval rating, but Hillary has a 50% approval rating, and

Should she enter the race, Huffington Post senior polling editor Mark Blumenthal said, she’d be in a position of strength in Iowa just short of that of an incumbent president.
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