Scott Walker Surges in Iowa Polls

AP Photo/Morry Gash
AP Photo/Morry Gash
Des Moines, IA

Depending on which new poll you prefer, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is either up big, or extremely competitive in Iowa. Both polls are good news for his camp.

A new Gravis Marketing poll conducted for Town Hall has Walker up big over Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and other potential GOP nominees.

Walker comes in at 24 percent to just 10 percent for both Jeb and Rand. It was an automated poll.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) sits at 9 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) at 7 percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) at 6 percent, Dr. Ben Carson at 5 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 4 percent and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 3 percent.

In general election terms, Hillary Clinton bests Walker by just a bit but he comes closest to any other Republican on that score.

In general election matchups, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to show strength in Iowa. She leads Walker 47 to 41 percent and has an edge against all of her other potential GOP foes.

A Marist poll also cited isn’t quite as good for Walker, but still shows him to be more than competitive as a potential nominee.

A recent NBC News/Marist poll found Walker at 15 percent, in third place behind Huckabee at 17 percent and Bush at 16 percent, while a late January Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll had him leading with 16 percent support and Paul at 15 percent.