Bachmann surges into second place

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Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls.

She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.

A Magellan Strategies/NH Journal poll taken June 14-15 suggests that while respondents liked what they heard from America's Craziest Congresswoman, they're not about to pit her against President Barack Obama.

Here's how New Hampshire poll respondents ranked the candidates in the debate:

  • Mitt Romney: 39%
  • Michele Bachmann: 28%
  • Ron Paul: 8%
  • Newt Gingrich: 6%
  • Herman Cain: 4%
  • Tim Pawlenty: 2%
  • Rick Santorum: 2%

Here's how the same respondents might vote in their first-in-the-nation primary if it were held today, including three candidates who have not announced their candidacies, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin and Jon Huntsman:

  • Mitt Romney: 42%
  • Michele Bachmann: 10%
  • Ron Paul: 10%
  • Sarah Palin: 7%
  • Rudy Giuliani: 6%
  • Tim Pawlenty: 5%
  • Newt Gingrich: 4%
  • Herman Cain: 3%
  • Jon Huntsman: 2%
  • Rick Santorum: 2%

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The Craziest Congresswoman vs. The Twitter Tough Guy.
Rasmussen Reports' new national poll of likely Republican voters also puts Bachmann in the No. 2 slot.

  • Mitt Romney: 33%
  • Michele Bachmann: 19%
  • Herman Cain: 10%
  • Newt Gingrich: 9%
  • Ron Paul: 7%
  • Tim Pawlenty: 6%
  • Rick Santorum: 6%
  • Jon Huntsman: 2%

At this rate, maybe we should start expecting a pot shot about "pain in the ass" Bachmann from Twitter Tough Guy Tim Pawlenty.

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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

NUT JOB, LUNATIC, CRAZYHa,HaThe Haters will Hate because Jealousy is a motherfuck!

Reluctantly crouched at the starting line,engines pumping and thumping in time.the green light flashes, the flags go up.churning and burning, they yearn for the cup.they deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,fuel burning fast on an empty tank.reckless and wild, they pour through the turns.their prowess is potent and secretly they speed through the finish, the flags go down.

She's going the distance.She's going to be....


Reluctantly crouched in the bushes cowering like a wounded coyote maybe.Haters will hate because we are terrified of a corporate theocracy.I don't see her going the distance, it's only a matter of time before the facts about this nut truly see the light of day...but then the right will cry foul against the "lamestream" media...Yeah she hasn't aligned herself with a man who believes gays should be executed or anything atrocious like that.At least it will all make for a good laugh!

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