Bachmann cites her rising poll numbers, but are they?

Continuing her push in Iowa, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is citing her “rising poll numbers” in an email to supporters asking for more campaign contributions.

But, the Des Moines Register notes, her poll numbers in Iowa are actually down.

An American Research Group poll in Iowa this week had her in second place, with 15 percent support. Mitt Romney led with 21 percent; Rick Perry had 14 percent.

The fundraising email says:

“Our campaign’s rising poll numbers have not gone unnoticed. The latest Iowa poll has our campaign in second place, just behind Mitt Romney and ahead of Rick Perry.”

True. It’s double digits, and much better than she’s been polling recently nationally and in other states, but it’s actually the lowest she’s been in Iowa since jumping into the presidential race this summer.

Says the paper:

The three immediately previous Iowa surveys, stretching back to mid-August, tabbed her support at 18 percent, 22 percent and 15 percent, respectively. In surveys taken since Bachmann joined the race in late June, she’s ranged as high as 32 percent.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 09/30/2011 - 03:01 pm.

    Facts? We don’t need no stinkin’ facts.

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