|Sen. Marco Rubio|
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee, was in second place with 17 percent of Republican early support.
There were five candidates out of eight tested in a new Quinnipiac University poll that received doubt-digit support. Joining Rubio and Ryan were Senator Rand Paul (KY) (15%) and governors Chris Christie (NJ) (14%) and Jeb Bush (FL) (10%) in the top tier. Receiving lower levels of support were governors Bobby Jindal (LA) (3%), Scott Walker (WI) (2%) and Bob McDonnell (VA) (1%).