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Iowa poll ranks Jeb Bush 7th among Republican 2016 hopefuls

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the lead in Iowa for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination — and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a distant seventh place.

Only 5 percent of Iowa Republicans said that they would vote for Bush if the caucus were held the day of the poll. Twenty-one percent of respondents, meanwhile, said they would vote for Scott Walker.

Other candidates who fared better than Bush in the poll include Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (13 percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (13 percent), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (12 percent), and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (11 percent).

Forty-five percent of respondents indicated that Bush is "not conservative enough," and only 39 percent of respondents indicated they had "favorable" opinions of Bush. The phone survey was conducted from April 25 to May 4 and included 667 likely participants in Iowa's Republican caucus.