July 11, 2011

Bachmann leads Romney in Iowa.

"Bachmann received support from 25 percent of likely Iowa caucus goers in the poll, while Romney is backed by 21 percent."

Interestingly:
[T[here are virtually no gender differences on the head-to-head question. Specifically, women are no more or less likely to vote for a female candidate than men are.
Yes, but Romney's pretty.
Mitt Romney is considered to be the candidate best versed in business and the economy, yet his expertise in those areas is not currently giving him an advantage....

The one candidate who does substantially better on a certain issue set is Bachmann, who scores well with people who mention border security as a top concern....

Bachmann is currently enjoying the most widespread support in the state. She garners the most support in all of Iowa’s media markets except for Sioux City, where Romney leads. She performed the best in the Davenport media market, which is interesting because she has not campaigned there much, but neither has anyone else. The Davenport area was a Romney stronghold four years ago....

With Romney not participating in the straw poll, Bachmann’s lead over the rest of the field is substantial as she is ahead of Pawlenty and Cain by 16 points....

12 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Meh. Given Romney has focused on New Hampshire, I am suprised he is as high as reported.

The Crack Emcee said...

Mitt Romney is considered to be the candidate best versed in business and the economy, yet his expertise in those areas is not currently giving him an advantage....

BECAUSE NO ONE WITH ANY BRAINS CAN TRUST A WORD OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!!!!

Jesus, I hate having to read between the lines,...

rhhardin said...

Bachmann has big eyeshadow's vote.

roesch-voltaire said...

Yes Bachman is the one for the Republican party!

nevadabob said...

Romney will not even campaign in Iowa. He has written off the state and will instead focus on liberal New Hampshire.

He'll then be completely routed in South Carolina, where people care about jobs and don't much cotton to Romney stealing their money to give to his health care companies.

edutcher said...

A lot of people think Milton is afraid over what has happened to front runners ever since Carter won there in '76.

They're right.

roesch-voltaire said...

Yes Bachman is the one for the Republican party!

And the Demos can have Little Zero, Halo Joe, Slobbering Barney, The Weiner, Pelosi Galore, Dingy Harry....

traditionalguy said...

Romney is not wanted by anyone. So why act so surprised?

The Crack Emcee said...

rhhardin,

Bachmann has big eyeshadow's vote.

I've just posted How To Make Michelle Bachmann A Gay Icon and win the election in a walk.

I think it's the same thing, actually.

Kirby Olson said...

She should get Bachmann Turner Overdrive to be her band. They could use resuscitation. I think Michelle Bachmann is from Iowa. Isn't that an ad-vantage?

Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet. Bbbbbbbaby.

Kirby Olson said...

BTO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7miRCLeFSJo

Then, of "curse," there's Taking Care of Business.

I'm not sure they would work with her base, but they might captivate the lef tthat's sick of Obama and help some.

Tarkwell Robotico said...

The B in BTO started as the Guess Who. What's there big hit?

American Woman.

Of course, it is a lefty canuck saying "American Woman, stay away from me".

But if you ignore that, it does seem a perfect fit with the campaign too.

Holmes said...

It's not exactly the Republican Field of Dreams, am I right?

Is this thing on?


I'm sick of stupid Iowa and it's not even the heart of primary season.