Scott Walker Leads Republican Pack in Iowa: Poll

He gets support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker attends a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting on May 21, 2014 in New York City.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker received support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa in the 2016 presidential race, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came in second in the poll, receiving support from 13 percent.

Walker has had a busy week, tangling with the media over comments about President Obama's religion during a governors' conference in Washington and preparing to sign a right-to-work bill that has prompted a fight with unions and state Democrats.

The poll, conducted Feb 16-23, included 623 likely Republican caucus-goers and had a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percentage points.

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