Bachmann Flap Leads to Poll Dip

Minnesota Rep. in statistical dead heat with Dem challenger after 'anti-American' gaffe
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 4:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – Republican Michele Bachmann is now trailing the Democratic challenger for her House seat, Minnesota Public Radio reports, with Elwyn Tinklenberg up 45%-43%. Bachmann’s recent comments about “anti-American” sentiment in Congress appear partly to blame; 40% of respondents said her remarks had made them less likely to vote for her, compared to 8% who were encouraged.