Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the front-runner in the Hawkeye State, followed by Donald Trump, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers.

Walker received the support of 22 percent of those surveyed, followed by Trump at 13 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 8 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tied at 7 percent. Approximately 11 percent of likely caucusgoers said they were undecided.

The poll finds Walker leads all candidates among voters identifying as "very conservative," "somewhat conservative," and "moderate to liberal voters." Evangelicals and voters over age 50 also went for Walker in the poll.

The poll was conducted Thursday through Saturday and did not find that Trump's controversial comments on faith and Sen. John McCain in Ames, Iowa, seemed to have an impact on his support in the state.

Walker's support, meanwhile, jumped from 19 percentage points of those surveyed on Thursday and Friday, to 25 percent of those surveyed on Saturday.

"Walker has been a favorite of Iowa voters ever since his well-received appearance at the Iowa Freedom summit in January," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement. "More recently, Trump has outmaneuvered the rest of the field to earn the second spot despite his controversial statements over the weekend. It's worth noting that Bobby Jindal enjoys more support in Iowa than he does nationally. He is among the top ten candidates in Iowa, but his showing in the national polls makes it unlikely he will gain entry to the first debate."

The Monmouth poll found that Iowans have "an almost universally positive opinion of Scott Walker," as he recorded a 73 percent of those surveyed viewed him favorably compared to nine percent who did not. His 64 percentage point net favorability rating is more than double his net favorability rating recorded nationally by Monmouth.

Other Republicans polling better in Iowa than they do nationally include Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Carson, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Carly Fiorina.

Walker announced his candidacy on Monday, July 13, and headed to Iowa for his first trip as a presidential candidate during the time Monmouth's poll was conducted this past weekend. He visited ten counties this weekend, and will likely become a familiar face in the state in the weeks and months ahead.