Bachmann Overtakes Romney in New Iowa Poll

She leads 25% to his 21% in the state
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2011 7:55 AM CDT
Michele Bachmann Leads Mitt Romney in New Iowa Poll
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., blows a kiss to a supporter after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Watch out, Mitt: Michele is a serious threat, at least in Iowa. In a new poll of likely caucus voters conducted by conservative news website the Iowa Republican, Bachmann is leading Romney 25% to 21% in the state. USA Today notes that in a Des Moines Register poll from about a week ago, Romney was leading Bachmann by just one percentage point. In the new poll, both Bachmann and Romney are well ahead of Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain, who tied for third with 9% each.

Bachmann has been playing up the fact that she was born in Iowa. (Of course, she wasn't born in New Hampshire and she's also gaining on Mitt in that state.) "While Bachmann’s lead over Romney is just within the margin of error, the poll’s cross tabs show how much momentum her campaign has generated in Iowa," writes site founder and former political director of the Iowa Republican Party Craig Robinson. Click for the latest on Bachmann, who has been generating quite a few headlines. (Read more Michele Bachmann stories.)

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