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Huckabee Is Top Pick for Florida Gov. Among GOP Voters

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (Photo by Dennis Van Tine/Sipa USA via AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2016 03:51 PM

A new poll shows former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee a GOP favorite in the 2018 Florida governor's race.

St. Pete Polls found Huckabee commanding 37 percent of likely Republican primary voters — a substantial lead over all potential Florida GOP competitors.

Here's the breakdown:

  • Mike Huckabee — 37 percent
  • State Attorney General Pam Bondi — 26 percent
  • State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam — 8 percent
  • Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater — 7 percent
  • Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker — 3 percent
  • House Speaker Designate Richard Corcoran — 1 percent
  • Former House Speaker Will Weatherford — less than 1 percent

The remaining 19 percent would vote for somebody else or are unsure who they would support. The survey of 1,835 likely Republican primary voters has a margin of error is 2.3 percent.

Last week, Florida Politics reported that Huckabee is looking into a possible run. Two leading state Republicans, a top GOP lobbyist and a member of the Florida legislature, told the political website Huckabee is "eyeing a run for the governor's mansion in 2018."

As well, Matt Gaetz, a Florida state senator Huckabee has endorsed for Congress, believes the former Arkansas governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate would be a natural for the job.

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