Rep. Michele Bachmann seems to be hitting the right notes with Iowa GOP caucus goers, according to the latest poll from The Iowa Republican. The August straw poll should be extremely telling for Bachmann. And don’t look now, but Tim Pawlenty, who many in the media have written off, also appears to be climbing in the Hawkeye State.
Bachmann received support from 25 percent of likely Iowa caucus goers in the poll, while Romney is backed by 21 percent. The poll also shows signs of growth for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who now stands in third place in statistical tie with Herman Cain at just under nine percent. Ron Paul finished with six percent, Newt Gingrich with four percent, Rick Santorum with two percent, and Jon Huntsman rounded out the field with one percent.
Voter/Consumer Research conducted the poll by telephone interviews between the dates of June 26th and June 30th. It has a sample size of 500 likely caucus goers, and has a margin of error of ± 4.4 percent.