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Bachmann soars in New Hampshire poll

It's not just Iowa. Michele Bachmann poll numbers are surging in New Hampshire, too, says a new poll there.

The poll by American Research Group shows Bachmann in second with 12 percent, behind only Mitt Romney's 29 percent. More importantly, Bachmann has jumped 11 points since a previous poll in April, when she had only 1 percent. Romney had 32 percent in the earlier poll.

Tim Pawlenty had 5 percent in the new poll, up from 2 percent in April.

Bachmann's surge gets the headline in an item on the poll in The Hill, which notes:

The arc of the past month is clear. Michele Bachmann is the first genuine '12 contender to surge. In April, she scored 1% in New Hampshire. Now she's at 12%. She could flame out, but that 12% means something significant for July 14, 2011. It's a 12% that everyone is noticing; therefore, it matters.

And, of course, it leads to more speculation on an ultimate Republican ticket:

You know what this means? That Romney/Bachmann ticket talk will amp up.

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Oh, pleez let it be true: Shelley Choot-spa and Magic Mitt! But why not Shelley at the top of the ticket? Can't let sexism rears its flaky head! Run, Shelley, Run!