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Bachmann Ahead in Another Presidential Poll (Now ahead of pack of GOP contenders including Romney)
Dakota Voice ^ | 07/19/2011 | Bob Ellis

Posted on 07/19/2011 2:10:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Another poll, this one from Public Policy Polling, finds Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leading the pack of GOP presidential contenders.

Michele Bachmann’s momentum continues to build and she’s taken first place by the smallest of margins on PPP’s newest national Presidential poll. 21% of Republican primary voters say she’s their top choice to 20% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Rick Perry, 11% for Herman Cain, 9% for Ron Paul, 7% for Newt Gingrich, 5% for Tim Pawlenty, and 3% for Jon Huntsman.

Bachmann’s rise has been fueled by her appeal to voters on the far right- and their skepticism about Romney. Romney has the lead with centrist Republicans (23-17) and with those defining themselves as only somewhat right of center (24-17). But among ‘very conservative’ voters only 48% have a positive opinion of Romney to 34% who view him negatively, weak numbers, and Bachmann’s capitalizing on that with a 26-15 lead over Romney, who’s in third place with that group of voters.

Zogby’s latest poll a couple of weeks ago had Bachmann way out in front with a double-digit lead over her nearest competitor.

This poll finds that if another conservative candidate like Sarah Palin or Rick Perry got into the race, that could divide Bachmann’s supporters…and vault RINO Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney to the front.

The “mainstream” media and other liberals–including many within the Republican Party–know this and are not only doing everything they can to smear her publicly, they are trying to fan the flames of competition and strife from her own party. Someone even a little less conservative than Bachmann is preferable to them, but they especially like to hedge their bets with liberal candidates from the Right.

That is my greatest concern with the possibility of Palin or Perry getting into the race: dividing the Republican vote and leaving RINOs to select liberal Romney as the GOP nominee.

That would guarantee another four years of Barack Obama in the White House, because a great deal of principled Republicans will not vote for Democrat-lite and we’ll have another 2008 on our hands. And with the country in the current dire fiscal and economic shape, I don’t know if America can survive another four years of Barack Obama.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; bachmann; bachmann2012; bachmann4obama; bachmann4romney; donaldtrump; michelebachmann; trumpcoffee
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Can She Win the GOP Nomination and Beat Obama?
1 posted on 07/19/2011 2:10:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Another sign that she is leading -— She scares the s**t out of the left.

See here for another one of the many hit pieces (they want to make her sound like Harold Camping) :

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/18/264811/bachmann-predicted-world-end-2006/

TITLE :

Bachmann Predicted The World Would End In 2006: ‘We Are In The Last Days’


2 posted on 07/19/2011 2:12:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sadly I think the news she suffers from migraines will sink her.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind

But she’s gone to the doctor for migraines. How can I vote for someone whose head might explode in the Oval Office? < /sarc>


4 posted on 07/19/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Mitt and Rudy led the summer before the vote in 08 ....ask them how that turned out. Right now the Smear Bachmann machine is well under way and it will work just like it worked on Palin. Bachmann will not be the nominee.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 2:17:29 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: SeekAndFind
YES, polls mean very little at this point, but do they do point to trends. This show me that Romney was never the front runner; he was as another FREEPER aptly put it, "The place holder". I have always called Romney Mr. 20%; he has been stuck on 20% since the 2007.

What this poll also shows is there is room for other TEA party candidates to enter the race.

6 posted on 07/19/2011 2:17:29 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’ll do well in the midwest and I think that is especially important in the next election. Look at all the states that flipped here in last year’s election.

Sarah Palin has also shown that she understands the importance of the midwest.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 2:17:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess Mittens beachead is New Hampshire?


8 posted on 07/19/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: cripplecreek

Just wait until dear hubby ... Marcus is outed. Caught in a park or bathroom stall tapping his foot ....


9 posted on 07/19/2011 2:20:28 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RWGinger

“Sadly I think the news she suffers from migraines will sink her.”

Yes, especially if she’s out of commission for days at a time. Like Newt, I’m afraid she’s no longer a viable candidate.


10 posted on 07/19/2011 2:21:41 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Will you be there with him?


11 posted on 07/19/2011 2:22:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachman leading this early is evidence that their really isn’t a clear leader in the field that is not yet vetted. No way that many likely voters in the Republican primary have much knowledge of Bachman in the length of four weeks or so.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s hope her positions are magnetic. On the other hand, Bob McDonald said today that he’d support a Republican governor but hadn’t yet decided which one.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 2:26:14 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: July4

One would think if she really is out of commission for days at a time as the article states this news would have come out before now
Truthfully if it is true as much as I like her views I would not want her as our candidate

this might help Palin, or Perry decide to get in


14 posted on 07/19/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann is the candidate the Dems want to run against. It would be a grave mistake to nominate her, IMO. I’m hoping Rick Perry enters the race.


15 posted on 07/19/2011 2:28:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: cripplecreek

HA HA HA- Funny...


16 posted on 07/19/2011 2:28:28 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, this explains the latest smear on Bachmann that she can’t be President because she has headaches.


17 posted on 07/19/2011 2:29:20 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: RWGinger

It hasn’t come up during the last few years she’s been under steady attack.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 2:29:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Will you be there with him?

heh heh heh...perfect.

19 posted on 07/19/2011 2:31:04 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Nobody tries harder to “out” suspected homosexuals than homosexuals themselves.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 2:31:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

You are right. It has not been mentioned and surely Dems would have been all over it
but apparently she was hospitalized today??


21 posted on 07/19/2011 2:33:54 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind
It seems the more she supposedly puts her foot in her mouth and the more the MSM attacks her, the more popular she gets. Could it be that on issues such as homosexuality, most agree with her?
22 posted on 07/19/2011 2:35:55 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: KansasGirl

Bachmann has headaches. Obama CAUSES headaches.


23 posted on 07/19/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes she can win!

They had better hurry up and get out there and trash her for all it's worth before she actually gets the nomination and gets elected.

It's truly amazing how fast a person can all of the sudden turn into an incapable yet demonic human being just by running for POTUS.

24 posted on 07/19/2011 2:36:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RWGinger

I haven’t seen any news that she was hospitalized today. And the media would definitely be all over that.


25 posted on 07/19/2011 2:38:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: RWGinger
I highly doubt an unsubstantiated rumor from unnamed sources about ‘headaches’ that have caused her to miss exactly one scheduled event for the benefit of Roy Blunt will derail her entire run.

The fact is that rampant stupidity, proved racism, and outright unAmerica statements didn't derail the Obozo, so I think Bachmann will live through ‘headachegate’.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 2:40:03 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: RED SOUTH
Does the twitter feed you are pushing on your tag jump directly to Chris Matthews and PMSLSD or will I have an opportunity to click on something at the Twitter site? I ask because that sack of crap you keep peddling on all the Bachmann threads about this dude being a swish is something I expect them to be pushing.

Some proof would be nice on this. At least a Larry Sinclair type coming forward. Better yet, I think it your duty to the country to start hitting Bath Houses and Gay Bars up there for some proof. Something tells me you will know how to fit in to avoid detection...undercover like.


27 posted on 07/19/2011 2:40:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I haven’t seen any news that she was hospitalized today. And the media would definitely be all over that.”

You are right.That was a “ rumor” started no doubt by a dem

I hope this doesn’t spread.
even when it is later proved to be untrue the damage will have been done
Darn she is the only real conservative running. we need her


28 posted on 07/19/2011 2:43:27 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind
“but they especially like to hedge their bets with liberal candidates from the Right.”

What?

The whole article is based on the metrics of calling anyone more “conservative” than Mao “Far Right”, and pretending that Socialists are mainstream middle of the roaders.

We cannot allow Alinsky to redefine conservative and tea party principles and equate them with Neo Nazism and the truly “Far Right”.

Liberal and “from the right” are antithetic.

29 posted on 07/19/2011 2:45:24 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

This poll was already debunked on another thread. When both Perry and Palin were included, Romney was in front (and Palin was ahead of Perry). But then they took Palin out and kept Perry in in order to get the ‘Bachmann leads’ result.

Further, if you read the actual poll, you see that Bachmann and, to a lesser degree, the other early-alphabet candidates (Cain, Gringrich and Huntsman) benefited by listing in alphabetical order, rather than rotated listings, which is good polling policy.

Also, this was an attempted hit poll on Palin and plumping up poll for Bachmann, with the positive question of who they’d vote for if it came down to Romney and Bachmann asked, along with negative questions about Palin, such as whether they thought she hurt the GOP image (respondents at the start of the poll had actually given Palin the highest positive rating out of any of the candidates) and whether they wanted her to run. (What a shock, a fair percentage of those backing other candidates didn’t want Palin in the race!)


30 posted on 07/19/2011 2:46:48 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: KarlInOhio

I agree. I think this will be an issue. Incapacitating headaches, meds, etc. Not a real issue mind you, but the media will make it one. Wait for all the “medical experts” to say how unfit she is.

Like how McCain was unfit because he had skin cancer. (McCain was unfit because he was a RINO, not for health reasons).


31 posted on 07/19/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since she’s in the race right now and has a conservative image-reputation, she should be in the lead.

Who wants Romney, nobody.

That’s why the RINO High Command will have to split conservative votes as many ways as possible to allow Romney to win.


32 posted on 07/19/2011 2:54:13 PM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Nextrush
Who wants Romney, nobody.

I fear Dems in open primary states will turn out for him bigtime as a reverse Op Chaos.

33 posted on 07/19/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: RED SOUTH
No Marcus.

I have a headache.

34 posted on 07/19/2011 2:58:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Signalman
Bachmann is the candidate the Dems want to run against.

If memory serves, so was Reagan. And I remember how happy everyone here was when Obama beat Hillary, and even happier when he nominated the gaffe master as his running mate.

I think it's best that we're finding out about her now, long before the primaries. If she holds up, then we may have our candidate. If not, then we have plenty of time to throw our support behind another.

35 posted on 07/19/2011 2:59:33 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: tips up

Of course she can release her entire medical history, or do so only after she calls for Obama to do so. All of it including any treatment for Anal Warts and other predominantly Homosexual VD cases. Whether he can pass a blood test for nicotine.


36 posted on 07/19/2011 3:06:04 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Headaches are nothing but a primitive form of birth control.

Now, migraine headaches are another matter. My wife had them for many years....Unfortunately, she decided I was the cause....JUST KIDDING

37 posted on 07/19/2011 3:06:15 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: fantail 1952
She seems to be everywhere. She is certainly working harder than Gaffe a minute Obozo, so I am sure she would be fine.

Incapacitating Headaches My Ass!

38 posted on 07/19/2011 3:09:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind; newgeezer

Palin will never catch up.


39 posted on 07/19/2011 3:14:52 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (My dad put his arm around me like that once, to this very day he wears orthopedic shirts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Neither Ron Paul nor Gingerich will ever win a national election. Why would people waste their time and money?


40 posted on 07/19/2011 3:16:58 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Media won’t demand Barry’s medical records. Only Republicans need to show their records.


41 posted on 07/19/2011 3:17:50 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That is my greatest concern with the possibility of Palin or Perry getting into the race: dividing the Republican vote and leaving RINOs to select liberal Romney as the GOP nominee.

This is getting to be too stupid. How about a reality check...

That is my greatest concern with the too early entry of Bachman and Cain dividing the potential vote of Palin or Perry, thus dividing the Republican vote and delivering RINO Romney as the GOP nominee.

Loser candidates throwing on the cloak of conservatism or imitating a proven successful potential potentate makes about as much sense as conservatives + republicans not figuring out an unchecked GOP will become the third party that splits the conservatives + republicans vote.

Republicans are becoming Conservatives, thus moving to the TEA Party and away from the GOP as they watch the GOP clearly failing to maneuver against the communist liberals.

The so called "moderate" republican voters are seeing this day after day are are disgusted with the GOP. To be blunt, republican voters at all levels of intensity want to KICK ASS, not kiss it.

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42 posted on 07/19/2011 3:18:48 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SeekAndFind

The first credible poll that shows her besting the disaster in the White House (if it comes) will give her a huge boost.


43 posted on 07/19/2011 3:33:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: RWGinger

Has she been out for days at a time during her campaign?


44 posted on 07/19/2011 3:35:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: tips up

Of course, too much likely to embarass the left.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 3:42:11 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: luvbach1

Apparently the only appearance she has missed in years was one for Roy Blunt 2 years ago

This is a strange story. Unnamed former aides?? I guess the Daily Caller ran the story to get out ahead of it before dem media went wild with it


46 posted on 07/19/2011 3:58:51 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind
MINNESOTA ELEGANCE

THE RIGHT STUFF.....
47 posted on 07/19/2011 4:13:51 PM PDT by flat
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To: SeekAndFind
Can She Win the GOP Nomination and Beat Obama?

Possibly and NO.

48 posted on 07/19/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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To: flat

totally NOT GUILTY
(at least to my 63 y/o eyes)


49 posted on 07/19/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 11th Commandment

Michelle is the true placeholder. Sarah will take her place as soon as she enters the race.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 4:16:46 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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