Poll: Bachmann surge continues
July 13th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Bachmann surge continues

Washington (CNN) – Michele Bachmann received a jump in the latest national poll of Republican presidential candidates, beat only by frontrunner Mitt Romney.

According to the Quinnipiac University Poll of Republican and Republican-leaning voters released Tuesday, Minnesota Rep. Bachmann garnered 14 percent support, up eight points from a June 8 survey. Her poll numbers have risen considerably since entering the race on June 27.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney's support remained unchanged from June at 25 percent. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has yet to jump into the race, had 12 percent, followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is considering a run, at 10 percent. No other candidate received over 6 percent.

Among registered voters President Obama beat all of his potential Republican challengers in hypothetical general election match-ups. He held the smallest lead over Romney, 47 percent to 41 percent, which was unchanged since the last survey.

He received 50 percent to Bachmann's 38 percent, 53 percent to Palin's 34 percent and 50 percent to Perry's 37 percent.

The poll, conducted July 5-11, had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points among 913 Republican primary voters and sampling error of plus or minus 2 percentage points among registered voters.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Rick Perry • Sarah Palin
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Jaywing

    Seriously, are the majority of republicans so gullible that they would back a person like Bachmann? At some point the GOP made a sharp right turn into crazyland and have totally lost their way, and it's so obvious with their backing a shallow, narrow-minded bigot like Bachmann.

    July 13, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. Stratmaster

    Gee, if she gets in office her husband can franchise out his Christian clinics where they "cure" homosexuals.

    July 13, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  3. Dale

    The GOP is not going to elect a moderate. They kicked out all the moderates, labeled them "RINO"'s and anyone that is not a far-right fruitcake is idealogically untrustworthy. Freedom of thought is not tolerated in the Republican party. Fine. The more extreme their candidate, the better Obama's chances are for re-election.

    July 13, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  4. lynn

    If Palin was scary in 2008 election, this far-far-far rightwing nut job should send the voters running for their lives.

    July 13, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  5. ricky vee

    LOVE HER!! She would do a much better job than the far left empty suit we have running the show now.

    July 13, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Bachmann has the closest to the hard core r"ightest" ideology currently. That means that if many of those out of there who favor her questionable ideas vote in the primaries, she could win it. If she does, she will have less to run on than Obama did when he ran. I don't see what she really has to offer the country other than Republican boiler plate ideas. She seems to focus on the "my way or the highway" thinking. That doesn't help the country.

    July 13, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    I especially like the T-shirt her male supporter is wearing. Apparently this man is oblivious to the intricacies of inner city life throughout America, and ... say ... well ... the example on his shirt of *keeping* his guns. I'm betting his oblivion of who has what (again ... inner city and guns comes to mind) is fast becoming a Republican epidemic based solely on willful ignorance.

    July 13, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Bachmann, Palin, and Perry are too far to the right of the political spectrum to garner the votes of moderates or independents. Romney would be more of a challenge for Obama.

    July 13, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. The Other Campaign Strategist @ 115th & Amsterdam Ave.

    She`s no `Winky Palin` but she`ll do just fine.

    Supporters of the President, let`s refrain from training our fire on this lady so that she can build momentum. Soon enough, the bigwigs in the National Republican Party will be so terrified that she might get the nomination that they will take her out.

    ItLs win-win for the President either way. If she get the nomination, Obama slam dunks on her in the General.

    If she doesn`t her snarky and factually challenged pronouncements, along with the party-percieved threat will throw the GOP field into chaos eventually weakening the nominee. It`s not like she is going to test their candidates in the same manner that Obama will so she doesn`t toughen them up for the main event.

    I`m going to just stand back and watch this train wreck.

    July 13, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. Dj

    What am I missing here people ? According to polls, she is leading the Iowa GOP primary...Iowa was one of the first states that passed gay marriages...Are the polls misleading ?

    July 13, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  11. ConservaFASCISTS/Domestic Terrorists/Taliban/Al Queda/TRAITORS

    Bachmann is a native Iowan, so it's not shocking that she leads in Iowa. I personally think she's not from Iowa, but that she rose from out of the bottomless pit.

    July 13, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  12. Bill in Albuquerque

    She gets the neo-con vote.

    July 13, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Bachmann will do fine if she'd just stop embellishing her credentials and let them speak for her and leave the embellishing of credentials to Palin who has none.

    July 13, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    P.S. I have posted the credentials of 10 women Presidents around the World and they are powerful as well as their spouses. We can't afford to pick a woman who isn't qualified to have tea with these 10 intellectually powerful women Presidents, it would be embarrassing as well as insulting.

    July 13, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. joe the plumber

    She will drop out soon.not chance of wining the nomination,she lies alot and no one will trust this woman.

    July 13, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  16. Harrison

    Only in America can a woman who knows so little and is such a right-wing nutjob be taken seriously.

    July 13, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. MiddleOfTheRoad

    "Minnesota Rep. Bachmann garnered 14 percent support, up eight points from a June 8 survey. Her poll numbers have risen considerably since entering the race on June 27."

    Let me translate: Americans are getting dumber with every passing month.

    July 13, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. vet in texas

    It's amazing how the right can see Obama as a fraud, but when it comes to their own choices for leaders....... Palin, Bachmann, Romney, Gingrich, and W........obvious frauds by their previous actions, and the explanations they give of them. The best you could give Obama was that he wasn't an American, or his preacher. So if Obama being a member of Rev. Wrights (former war veteran an acutal hero who's earned his right to free speech) church showed he has a hatred for America, then followers of Ted Haggard must be............

    July 13, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Name king

    Baukman your hoping that the government shut down because you don't believe that their should be any revenues increase but you want trillions of dollars in cuts, that sound like a bunch of emotions and beliefs and doesn't have any thing to do with logic and common sence. We are living in world of physics whic means to every action will ne a reaction. It's like maths if you change 1 number in a equation you have to Change something else. You take out 4 trillion dollars out of an already strugling economy to pay another country and you don't offset that with some kind of counter ballance. You are setting up yourself for an epic wake up call. It's like driving a car with three wheels, you Atleast need a donut to keep the car from tearing up the road and running off an embankment. These repugs stance on only taking away America's dwindling demand structure, and give to corporation for a trickle
    Down effect ( I meant trickle side ways over seas effect) is ludacris. Stop the half trillion dollar a year bush tax cut deficit, and offset it by investing in our country's modernization campaign, which would hire millions of people and create thousand of new private business that would create even more jobs.

    July 13, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  20. logic in LA

    Now 14 percent of the Republicans have been. Please say they will read the fact later and wake up. This woman is a fraud- both in her beliefs and her practices. How foolish these supporters will feel as the race heats up and they hear how much money Miss Tea Pot has taken in government aid over the years- and continues to do so!
    And her lack of basic history makes me question that law degree.

    July 13, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  21. katy heys

    What a joke. Michelle Bachmann will not be elected president. She is a know nothing idiot who doesn't even believe in evolution. She does not appeal to people on the east coast or the west coast or anyone who believes in science. Have you any idea what would happen to this country should someone of Bachmann's ilk be voted in as President? Look how much damage GWB did to this country, thanks to the Supreme Court who gave him the job. The fact is, Besides Huntsman or Romney the GOP ain't got nobody.

    July 13, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. carrotroot

    Bachmann has Republican GOP field beat when it comes to Conservative credentials, who else can brag about having a wash away the gay clinic? ... Seriously that's a notch below owning slaves.

    July 13, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  23. Rickster

    Whether it's Bachmann, Romney, Palin or Perry: whoever wins the republican nomination is going to be the next president.

    July 13, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  24. vic , nashville ,tn

    Michele Bachmann will end up in ticket #2 (VP)

    July 13, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |