Huckabee continues to get good news out of Iowa.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new Iowa poll indicates Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is nearly tied for first with rival Mitt Romney, the latest in a string of Hawkeye State polls showing good news for the former Arkansas governor.
Huckabee draws support from 24 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in a new Des Moines Register poll released Friday. That puts him only 2 percentage points behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson are tied in third place with 11 percent. Arizona Sen. John McCain is only slightly behind with 10 percent.
But with 48 days to go before the January 3 caucus, the poll also found 13 percent of Republicans are completely undecided.
On the Democratic side, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is at 27 percent, holding a 6 point lead over both Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and a 7 point lead over former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson draws 12 percent
The poll surveyed 1200 likely caucus-goers, 600 from each party, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
- CNN Political Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney