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Bachmann Beat: In Latest Poll Results, More Bad News for Bachmann

A daily roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

A new poll puts sixth-district congresswoman Michele Bachmann near the bottom of the pack of current Republican presidential contenders.

The latest national survey by Quinnipiac University puts Bachmann in seventh place among the candidates, with 3 percent support among likely Republican voters. This effectively ties her with Rick Santorum. In the words of the Star Tribune, the poll results add to the growing evidence that Bachmann "has effectively become an also-ran in the Republican presidential primary."

There's a lot of volatility in the GOP race, however, and Bachmann has generally polled better in Iowa, which has been the main focus of her campaign so far. On Tuesday, Bachmann said she still holds a "distinct advantage" in that critical early caucus state.

New York Magazine says Bachmann's decision to cancel a public speech in Grinnell, Iowa, after a group of college students showed up to protest the event doesn't make her campaign look any stronger. (Bonus: Yesterday, Bachmann Beat reader "Renee" pointed out this YouTube video from the local student newspaper documenting the incident.)

Other Bachmann news:

  • Bachmann spoke out against abortion and touted her "pro-life" credentials during a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday.
  • CNN reports that Bachmann "flubbed an important fact" on Monday by once again repeating a claim made by someone else that turned out not to be true — in this case, regarding which states are running budget surpluses.
  • A religious scholar writes in the British newspaper The Guardian that Bachmann belongs to a segment of the Christian right trapped in an alternative "parallel culture" with its own standards of "Christianized" truth.
  • Bachmann is joining several other GOP candidates in boycotting a planned debate on the Spanish-language network Univision over a controversy involving Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Finally, Bachmann reacted to the news that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will not run for president by posting her regards on Twitter.

Paul October 12, 2011 at 03:59 AM
Her performance in the debate tonight was a real stinker. She'll be gone from the campaign trail soon enough.
D. Knutson October 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM
POLLY BOY!!! You should do something about all that anger and hatred, your one line posts are keep coming one right after another. You are all over the place, just like a pachinko ball with ADD and tourettes.  Maybe the Oblame-a Health Care Plan would provide some Valium to calm folks like you down a little bit.  Don't get all worked up over Bachmann, just grab a brown paper bag, pull it over your head and breathe normally, besides  after 2012 you'll be the Unknown Liberal, so the bag can be recycled thereby saving mother earth   POLLY BOY!!! Deal with the fact that Larry, Moe, and Curly could replace Obama, Pelosi, and Reid without any noticeable difference.   Obama and company have screwed up so bad that even the Democratic controlled Senate defeated the Obama Jobs Plan.  Even his own party can't get behind him, and  it's hard for most Americans watch our sad state of affairs knowing it will be another year before we have Leadership in Washington.  So POLLY BOY, stick to the Liberal strategy of slamming everybody that's doesn't see it your biased way..... Americans are sick of the Liberal Oblame-a approach, and everybody knows how the boy who cried wolf story turned out...... BTW, we are STILL in the Stillwater Patch, not sure where you got confused about me posting in the Woodbury Patch on Oct 7th, but I understand, you're all over the place figuratively and literally.
Paul October 12, 2011 at 02:40 PM
TTC, I'm not beyond the pale. I'm very reasonable. Just pointing out that Michele's stances on many, or even most, issues are totally nuts. That makes me sensible, not unreasonable. You'll see, for example, that I don't slam Romney or Huntsman. I don't agree with them, but at least they are sane. PS - DEEK's "pachinko ball with ADD and tourettes" comments were both pretty cool......touche!!!
Paul October 12, 2011 at 02:41 PM
PPS - All of my comments are coming from the Woodbury Patch. I don't log in to Stillwater.
D. Knutson October 12, 2011 at 05:04 PM
I saw your last post TTC, and don't worry, I'm in no danger of getting arrested for gambling, I'm not taking that bet. That's a given, all you need to do is look at the "oh, one more thing" comments from "Polly want a cracker". Polly's just repeating all the talking points from the playbook. If we don't make a comment every so often to Polly & Renee how can they be the victims, after all they believe somebody has to be the victim.....

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