Skip to comments.Bachmann Ahead in Another Presidential Poll (Now ahead of pack of GOP contenders including Romney)
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 Bachmanns momentum continues to build and shes taken first place by the smallest of margins on PPPs newest national Presidential poll. 21% of Republican primary voters say shes 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.
Bachmanns 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 Bachmanns capitalizing on that with a 26-15 lead over Romney, whos in third place with that group of voters.
Zogbys 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 Bachmanns supporters and vault RINO Mitt RomneyCare Romney to the front.
The mainstream media and other liberalsincluding many within the Republican Partyknow 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 well have another 2008 on our hands. And with the country in the current dire fiscal and economic shape, I dont know if America can survive another four years of Barack Obama.
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) :
Bachmann Predicted The World Would End In 2006: We Are In The Last Days
Sadly I think the news she suffers from migraines will sink her.
But she’s gone to the doctor for migraines. How can I vote for someone whose head might explode in the Oval Office? < /sarc>
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.
What this poll also shows is there is room for other TEA party candidates to enter the race.
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.
I guess Mittens beachead is New Hampshire?
“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.
Will you be there with him?
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.
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.
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
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.
HA HA HA- Funny...
Well, this explains the latest smear on Bachmann that she can’t be President because she has headaches.
It hasn’t come up during the last few years she’s been under steady attack.
heh heh heh...perfect.
Nobody tries harder to “out” suspected homosexuals than homosexuals themselves.
You are right. It has not been mentioned and surely Dems would have been all over it
but apparently she was hospitalized today??
Bachmann has headaches. Obama CAUSES headaches.
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.
I haven’t seen any news that she was hospitalized today. And the media would definitely be all over that.
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’.
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.
“I havent 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
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.
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!)
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).
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.
I fear Dems in open primary states will turn out for him bigtime as a reverse Op Chaos.
I have a headache.
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.
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.
Now, migraine headaches are another matter. My wife had them for many years....Unfortunately, she decided I was the cause....JUST KIDDING
Incapacitating Headaches My Ass!
Palin will never catch up.
Neither Ron Paul nor Gingerich will ever win a national election. Why would people waste their time and money?
Media won’t demand Barry’s medical records. Only Republicans need to show their records.
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.
The first credible poll that shows her besting the disaster in the White House (if it comes) will give her a huge boost.
Has she been out for days at a time during her campaign?
Of course, too much likely to embarass the left.
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
Possibly and NO.
totally NOT GUILTY
(at least to my 63 y/o eyes)
Michelle is the true placeholder. Sarah will take her place as soon as she enters the race.