Two polls bring more bad news for Bachmann

Just a day after a poll showed Michele Bachmann’s support sagging in Iowa, a pair of national polls indicates that slide is happening nationally as well.

Polls from both Gallup and Public Policy Polling have Bachmann trailing Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In the Gallup poll, she checks in fourth, also trailing Ron Paul. She received 10 percent and 16 percent in the polls, respectively.

All recent polls have indicated that Bachmann’s momentum has stangnated for one reason — Rick Perry. Among conservative Republicans, her target voting bloc, Perry leads Bachmann 33-12 in the Gallup poll. According to PPP, if the race ended up being a Bachmann-Perry showdown, Perry would win 56-26 (Bachmann would also lose in a head-to-head match-up with Romney, 49-40).

A PPP poll released Tuesday had Bachmann in third in Iowa, which holds the first-in-the-nation caucuses next year.

The Gallup poll can be found here and the PPP poll here.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com

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