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Poll puts Bachmann no higher than sixth in four early voting states

A CNN-Time Magazine poll of four early voting states has Michele Bachmann polling in the single digits in each, and finishing no higher than sixth place in any of them.
The poll asked Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida voters to choose

A CNN-Time Magazine poll of four early voting states has Michele Bachmann polling in the single digits in each, and finishing no higher than sixth place in any of them.

The poll asked Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida voters to choose their preferred Republican presidential candidate. Bachmann was at 6 percent in Iowa, 4 percent in South Carolina and Florida and 2 percent in New Hampshire.

Bachmann has made Iowa her main focus in the Republican nomination process. She returns to the state for a series of campaign stops this weekend.

Her declared path to the Republican presidential nomination has her winning in Iowa and riding that momentum to victory in South Carolina. This new poll suggests, however, that not only is she going to struggle to have a strong showing South Carolina, but the same can be said about Iowa.

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Bachmann trails Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in every state polled. Jon Huntsman also beats her in New Hampshire.

The poll had Mitt Romney in the lead in every state, overwhelmingly so in New Hampshire and Florida.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.