17 June 2011

Poll: Bachmann Surges Nearly 15 Points... Now in Second Behind Romney

Romney 33%... Bachmann 19%... Cain 10% 

In the wake of a dazzling debate performance earlier in the week, confirmation of the positive impression made on Republican primary voters has now arrived in the form of an almost fifteen-point move for Michele Bachmann , one that has her pulled-away from the second-tier pack and now growing larger in Flipper's rear-view mirror...

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters, taken following the candidates’ Monday night debate, shows Romney earning 33% support, with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann a surprise second at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain is in third place with 10% of the vote. 

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up nine percent (9%) support, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul with seven percent (7%), ex-Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at six percent (6%) and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum also earning six percent (6%). 

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who did not participate in the debate but is expected to announce his candidacy on Tuesday, gets two percent (2%) of the vote. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate...

As for relevance, imo Rasmussen is pretty much the only pollster one can take at face value... more on that -here-

I for one am delighted to see the Bachmann surge... don't know about you, but here she's on the short list for 2012. Below we have Michele on Hannity a couple days ago with some thoughts on how the campaign is shaping-up:

Michele Bachmann is a true American patriot... 
a Reaganite conservative to the bone... and a real firecracker
just what this moribund party could use next year-

Now watch the MSM hacks lay into her with the rumors, 
innuendo, and spin...  predictably, that's already started.