(CNN)–Mitt Romney has a comfortable lead in Iowa over his fellow competitors for the GOP presidential nomination.
In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 26 percent of likely Republican caucus goers support Romney. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani had 14 percent, and former senator and actor, Fred Thompson, who has yet to formally enter the race had 13 percent support in the poll. Arizona Senator John McCain and for Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee both registered at 8 percent support.
The poll also asked both Democratic and Republican voters in Iowa how satisfied they are with the present slate of candidates in their party. Only 19 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers said they are "very satisfied" with their choices. By contrast, 53 percent of respondents on the Democratic side said they are "very satisfied" with their candidates.
All nine GOP candidates appeared Sunday in a debate moderated by ABC's George Stephanopoulos, and David Yepsen of the Des Moines Register.
–CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford