Trump Ties for Lead in New GOP Poll Huckabee shares top spot with him in CNN survey By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Apr 12, 2011 2:28 PM CDT 106 comments Comments Donald Trump arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) (Newser) – Donald Trump has made a whole lot of noise lately, and apparently it’s paid off: the Donald is tied with Mike Huckabee for first place atop the GOP presidential field, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, with both candidates getting 19% of the vote from Republicans and Republican-leading independents. Sarah Palin came in third with 12%, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich just a hair behind at 11% each. Other notables were Rand Paul at 7%, Michele Bachmann at 5%, and Tim Pawlenty at 2%. Trump seems to be pulling support from a variety of candidates, including Romney, Gingrich, and Palin, says CNN’s polling director. But he cautions that Trump's rise to the top of the poll comes with a big caveat: “More than four in 10 Republicans say they would not like to see Trump toss his hat in the ring." It's not the first recent poll in which Trump has done well. Click for that story.