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Aug 16, 2011

Poll: With Perry in, Bachmann support slips

A poll shows Perry with 29 percent support among likely GOP primary voters. Mitt Romney saw 18 percent support in the poll. Bachmann clocked in at 13 percent.

Aug 14, 2011

Pawlenty drops out of presidential race after dismal showing in Iowa Straw Poll

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has dropped out of the 2012 presidential contest before a single was cast. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Pawlenty conceded that his campaign never resonated with voters.

Aug 13, 2011

Bachmann triumphs in Iowa Straw Poll; Pawlenty drops out of presidential race

Michele Bachmann narrowly triumphed in the Iowa Straw Poll, a crucial early test of strength in the 2012 GOP presidential nomination process. Bachmann defeated congressman Ron Paul by less than 200 votes out of nearly 17,000 cast. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third, and subsequently announced that he is dropping out of the 2012 presidential race.

Aug 8, 2011

Iowa poll: Bachmann on top, Pawlenty faltering

The survey of likely caucus voters shows Bachmann with 22 percent support. Pawlenty was fifth with 5 percent.

Aug 3, 2011

Bachmann and Pawlenty have a lot riding on this month’s Ames straw poll

In just over a week, thousands of Republican activists from across Iowa will descend on Ames for the Republican presidential straw poll. The exercise will have no concrete bearing on who ultimately wins the GOP presidential nomination. In fact, it’s often derided as a political beauty contest with candidates practically bribing participants to support them with offers of free bus rides, food, en[...]

Jul 27, 2011

The Hill: Pawlenty no longer “a first-tier candidate”

The other Minnesotan in the race, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, had a stronger showing, yet not as strong as some of her recent results have indicated.

Jul 19, 2011

Poll: Bachmann surges while Pawlenty falters

Bachmann's surge, which began with her announcement during the first GOP primary debate, has coincided with increasingly poor numbers for Pawlenty.

Jul 8, 2011

In a few weeks’ time, Bachmann has upended Pawlenty’s long and painstaking presidential bid

Late last month former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty made an appearance on the popular MSNBC show “Morning Joe.” The interview was timed to coincide with a major foreign policy speech that the GOP presidential hopeful was slated to give at the Council on Foreign Relations later that day.

Jun 1, 2011

Pawlenty, Bachmann hit double digits (barely) in latest Iowa presidential poll

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the top pick to win the Iowa caucuses, garnering support from 21 percent of respondents, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and businessman Herman Cain tied for second with support from 15 percent of those surveyed.

May 27, 2011

Bachmann, Palin may compete for same audience

Palin’s “One Nation Tour” is stirring speculation that she will enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination, in which she and Bachmann would compete for much the same constituency.

Apr 19, 2011

Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty close – and behind – in Iowa

Pawlenty garnered 5 percent support among those Republicans surveyed, while Bachmann saw her 6 percent total matched by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Jan 20, 2011

Pawlenty fails to show any traction in national polls

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been actively testing the presidential waters for nearly two years. His latest walk on the national stage, ostensibly designed to promote his book Courage to Stand, has included visits to national programs such as Morning Joe, The Daily Show and The View.

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