Friday, September 23, 2011
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to fade in the latest hypothetical 2012 matchup with President Obama.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows the president ahead of Bachmann by 16 points, 48% to 32%. Eleven percent (11%) of Likely U.S. Voters prefer some other candidate, and another nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
In mid-August, shortly after her win in the Ames, Iowa straw poll, Bachmann was just four points behind Obama, 43% to 39%. Later that month, she trailed Obama by eight, 46% to 38%. But by last week, her support had fallen more dramatically, with Obama posting a double-digit 46% to 33% lead.It's important to note, however, that this survey was taken prior to last night's Republican presidential contender debate in Orlando, Florida.
In Rasmussen Reports’ most recent national survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, released earlier this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to be the favorite, edging former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 28% to 24%. Bachmann earns eight percent (8%) support among Republicans nationally.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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