(CNN) – For the second straight day, Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann's at the top of a new poll of likely Iowa GOP caucus goers.
According to a survey from the American Research Group, 21 percent of people questioned say they are backing the congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota for the GOP presidential nomination in their state's caucuses. Bachmann was at nine percent in ARG's April poll.
In second place at 18 percent, and within the survey's sampling error, is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third run for the presidency, is in third place at 14 percent, followed at 11 percent by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who hasn't decided whether she'll launch a presidential campaign. Every one else is in single digits.
The ARG poll follows by one day an IowaRepublican.com survey which indicate put Bachmann at 25 percent, with Romney at 21 percent.
Both polls follow a much reported recent survey from the Des Moines Register which had Romney at 23 percent and Bachmann at 22 percent. That poll sparked some favorable stories for Bachmann, who earlier in June received positive headlines for her performance at the much watched CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader GOP presidential debate.
A strong showing in next February's Iowa caucuses, which kick off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, is crucial for Bachmann's hopes of winning her party's nomination.
The release of the new surveys comes just under five weeks from a straw poll in Ames, Iowa. Bachmann and Pawlenty, as well as Paul and a few other candidates, are putting a lot of time and effort into getting supporters to attend the influential straw poll.
The American Research Group poll was conducted July 5-11, with 600 likely Iowa GOP caucus goers questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.
Wow I guess there are alot of uneducated people in Iowa , really can they not see just how much of an idiot this woman is.
Bachmann is a diversion, just like palin was/is. These nutjobs "jobs" in the Teapublican party is to be as divisive and bombastic as possible to draw attention away from whatever the teapublicans dont want you to see. AND the nutjobs get paid very well by thier PACs.
her husband is very, very gay, no?
This is great news for President Obama!
It appears that 4% of conservative Iowans have gotten smarter in 24 hours! Thank God we have so many months before the election for them all to come to their senses.
At last we Americans have a true Joan of Arc , a Saint that will leed us into glory !
As a former Iowan, I find this very disturbing. I think Bachmann is smarter than Palin, but her viewpoints are just as lunatic fringe. I have always given Iowans credit for being a great deal smarter than that.
I will have to write in a vote for Mickey Mouse if my two choices are Bachmann or Obama.
So she signs a pledge saying Black children were better off during slavery than now and these nuts in Iowa STILL give her the lead???? Utterly clueless is what they are
its time we stopped letting Iowa which in no way represents a cross section of america either on the republcian
or democratic side control the agenda and set the tone for presidential primaries...the mere fact that a michelle
bachmann could be leading is reason for republcians to be concerned..Iowa is not a microcosm of america with
its changing demographics..Iowa is a throw back to another time...Bachmann represents tea party know nothings
who like lemmings will follow their leaders off a cliff and who like high school students ...never read the book but
reley on cliff's notes in the form of cliche's and demogoguery to get bye..enough
"2nd straight Iowa poll has Bachmann on top"
It better be straight, becauase otherwise she'll have to send it to her husband's Quack Factory to try to reprogram it out of being gay...as long as Medicare pays for it that is.
If i pray hard enough, will this flaky idiot go away? If it works to "cure" homosexuals, it should be able to help this miracle too. I'm just saying . . .
So, the fact that the Tea Party princess worked for the IRS chasing down delinquent taxpayers from 1988-1993
collides with her supposed anti-big government and anti-tax rhetoric today. And, apparently she went after
them with great zeal. Google her case re: Marvin Manypenny, Native American activist. This is the real
Michelle Bachmann. She is a fraud, the Tea Partiers (mostly) are frauds. So beware the wolves in sheeps
Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are two women cut from the same mold. They are both attractive, have a gift of gab, breezy,friendly personality and complete lack of logic when it comes to politics and our country.They both spout whatever comes into their heads whether it's fact or fiction as long as it draws in the suckers!!!This has been proven over and over again. The Republican party is doing themselves a disservice to back eitiher of them!!!! Can't you people read???TRY IT ...YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!!!!
how Iowans can vote for or support this crazy lady I'll never know. she is nuts really! With her 20%+ support I hope the other 80% are smarter than that!
Politicians & Americans are talking about jobs, deficit & economy while Palin is say "I can win", win what. Palin thinks that after all the "heavy lifting" is done she can just swoop right in & trash talk Obama & that's it. Furthermore, Palin is not like a Marine, they run to the battle to do the "heavy lifting" and not sit back and wait until it';s over, so stop insulting our brave. Palin needs to stay in her "Fox" hole, Americans need fighters and not deserters.
I will dance in the streets if Bachmann gets the nomination...will be a shoe in for Obama. In fact, I would love to see a Bachmann/Palin ticket. What a circus that would be!
It REALLY doesn't matter.
Go Michelle, go!! Ride that wave of hate, bigotry, and ignorance all the way to the republican nomination!!!
Let`s not forget, this is a woman that will later brag about sitting on Foreign relations sub-committees.
The person that claims to have signed a marital fidelity pledge WITHOUT reading it just to curry favor with these Iowa voters.
This is the dtails -oriented "tax attorney" that maintained that the President spent $200M PER DAY on trips to India.
Michele Bachmann always plays fast & loose with the facts.
love her!! i think she would do a much better job than the complete failure that occupies the oval office currently.
The angry uneducated mob that gets all their info from Blogs or Fox "News" – Facts are Optional – yet again hijacks the GOP agenda.
It's official everyone, the Republican party has conceded the 2012 election.