Huckabee leads US Republicans for president-poll

BOSTON- Mike Huckabee holds a small lead in the field of potential Republican US presidential candidates, while Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin have slipped, according to a Gallup Poll released on Friday.
Gallup's survey of 1,000 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents taken on March 18-22 put support for former Arkansas Governor Huckabee at 19 percent.
Huckabee has been creeping up, from 18 percent last month, while backing for Romney has slipped from 16 percent in February and 19 percent in November. Palin, who held at 16 percent since September, dropped to 12 percent in the latest poll.
Gallup said its poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.