Bachmann Tops Romney in Iowa GOP poll Staff
Posted: Jul 11, 2011 8:56 AM
Bachmann Tops Romney in Iowa GOP poll
Tea-party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) bested former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in a poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers released Sunday.

The poll showed 25% of likely caucusgoers support Ms. Bachmann while 21% favor Mr. Romney. The survey of 500 likely caucusgoers has an error margin of 4.4 percentage points, and was conducted by the Republican polling firm Voter/Consumer Research between June 26 and June 30 — just as Ms. Bachmann formally announced her entry into the presidential race in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was born. A Des Moines Register Iowa poll conducted a few days earlier showed and released last month showed the two statistically tied.