Bachmann and Jim Graves now neck and neck as Michele's favorability tanks

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Michele's verbal errors have reduced her lead over Graves to the margin of error.
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For better or worse, we may only have Our Favorite Congresswoman to kick around for a couple more months.

New polling conducted by Democratic pollsters Greenberg Quinlan Rosner shows that momentum in the 6th Congressional District is solidly behind Jim Graves, who is now basically neck and neck with Bachmann.

From Salon:
Overall, the poll shows Bachmann leading Graves 48 - 46 percent, within the margin of error. The race has moved significantly among independents, with a 20-point net shift toward Graves, from a 41 - 45 percent disadvantage in June to a 52 - 37 percent lead now. Among independents, Bachmann's favorability rating has slipped 4 points while her unfavorability rating has jumped 7 points. Overall, she's viewed mostly negatively. Among all voters, 40 percent give her a positive job rating, while a sizable 57 percent give her a negative one, with a plurality of 35 percent giving the most negative answer possible -- "poor."

Graves' campaign manager (and son) Adam Graves told Salon that the numbers show his candidate is well positioned to beat Bachmann. "Obviously, we're very excited about it. The first thing that's notable is that obviously her recent comments, the stories that she's created for herself, have really hurt her among folks in the middle," he said. Bachmann, who had tried to keep a lower profile after aborting her presidential bid, grabbed headlines this summer for her implication that Muslims in the U.S. government may be secret agents of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Recent polling has revealed Michele to be one of Minnesota's least-popular politicians, and the new Graves-campaign-commissioned Greenberg poll provides the strongest evidence to date that her favorability has also eroded in in the notoriously conservative exurbs. What tricks does the wily incumbent have up her sleeves between now and November? Not gonna lie, we can't wait to find out.


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pontiph
pontiph

@citypages Great news! Hope she is gone!

Kathaleen Tierney
Kathaleen Tierney

One can only hope! I'm embarassed for MN all the way out here on the 'left coast'.

Phil Malat
Phil Malat

SMILE OF THE DAY !!!!! This only serves to warm the hearts of all who truly love and care about this country. One less hate monger will do us no harm at all and only serve to provide a much stronger focus on the issues and the solutions to our problems. Go – Go Graves!!!!

Phil Malat
Phil Malat

SMILE OF THE DAY !!!!! This only serves to warm the hearts of all who truly love and care about this country. One less hate monger will do us no harm at all and only serve to provide a much stronger focus on the issues and the solutions to our problems. Go – Go Graves!!!!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Rupar!  Hot Tip for you!   My sources tell me that Marcus Bachmann  has been working all weekend and all day today with two of his closests friends, Mantonio and Lance about how Michele can win this strategy.  As you know Mantonio and Lance are Marcus's most successful graduates of his pray away the gay program.  Since the cure I hardly ever see those two anywhere but Marcus's side.  They have been in Marcus's bedroom all day talking politics.  The door is locked and no one is to come in no matter what they hear.  They are going to fix this or just explode!  

DearDeborah
DearDeborah

@citypages -MN Voters the deadline to register to vote by mail for the NOV 6th election is Tues. OCT 16th

Mike Miller
Mike Miller

She's better than seeing some old fat ass all the time. If her and Palin were on a presidental ticket I would just wet myself. Seriously, if ya don't look good in a bikini then you're not gonna beat her out of office.

JERRYFLORA
JERRYFLORA

Way  to go Jim. Get rid of the scourge!

MikeW
MikeW

Being that this was an internal poll, I will be curious to see if the Bachmann campaign releases any competing numbers, or if any national firm (Rasmussen, PPP, Mason-Dixon, etc.) will come in and conduct any.

Hambone2
Hambone2

Its time for bachmann to go! We dont need ignorance and bigotry representing Minnesota!

 

cleverkate
cleverkate

@joshnorthsouth @citypages !!! Working my ass off for sanity

Jean Claude Cau
Jean Claude Cau

I wonder if any CP reporters have ever ventured into her district, doubtful she will lose. This is just spin.

Justin Savage
Justin Savage

I want to see if Graves can sing Hot! Hot! Hot!

Jeff Cagle
Jeff Cagle

Although I am happy to hear the news that Bachmann may no longer be able to embarrass this great state of ours, I would caution everyone. These are Democratic pollsters providing this information. I am not sure I could put as much stock in this.

texaszeller
texaszeller

Also this is the 6th district, not the 4th

 

Ruth Cheryl Woytsek
Ruth Cheryl Woytsek

Daniel, if that's the case, then every damn paper in this country would have to shut down because she's always in the news with her batshit insanity.

Cory Walker
Cory Walker

She will still spew her crazy shit even when she's kicked out of office, so no worries about that, very happy to see Jim Graves on his way to throwing this lunatic out of office...

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

You guys would have to shut down at that point, right? I mean, your obsession with her keeps you in business.

Matthias Weigel
Matthias Weigel

I hope not...sure would miss her regularly scheduled bout of crazy!!!

texaszeller
texaszeller

@sarah_wolfe internal polling, never not favorable (if so not released). I would like to see the cross tabs (but they won't release those).

keny1
keny1

 @MicheleBachmann *chirp*  *chirp* *chirp*  We have heard your ranting before.  it is really getting old.  Just go away.  Now.  No one cares what you think.  We know you hate MB.  But just like Rupar who has a huge hard-on for this cougar, you also know deep down that you would love to dive into her muff.  We know.................we know...................

keny1
keny1

 @Hambone2 I agree. We need to keep importing Chicago blacks and illegal mexicans into our state.  They offer so much to our cultural "diversity" (crime, welfare babies, crime, more crime....did I mention crime?).  Yes, we need to insure that the state of Minnesota becomes a third world country by 2016.  Ever been to Los Angeles or Detroit, or Chicago?  Lots of diversity there.  They are now the most violent cities on Earth.  And guess what?  They all have Liberal mayors. Minneapolis is next!!  

 

Obama 2012!!!!!!

Hope and Change.  Forward.  Forward to More Poverty and Crime. 

 

When you vote Democrat, you are voting for more welfare and crime.  When you vote republican, you are voting for social and financial responsibility.  It is your choice.  Welfare and crime or education and personal betterment.  Democrat politicians hate the latter because it makes potential voters more informed about the issues.  It is much easier for a democrat politician to lie to uneducated welfare recipients and promise them a brighter future (to get votes, of course) than it is for a republican politician such as Bachmann who tells you to "get off your fucking lazy fat ass and get a job.  The Government is not here to give you a free meal ticket".

 

Welfaya people don't want to hear that.  They just want free shit.  And as long as Minnesota remains a blue state, free shit is what they will get.  At the expense of every working Minnesotan (D or R).  

atrupar
atrupar moderator

 @texaszeller You're right. Thanks for pointing the mistake out. Fixed.

sarah_wolfe
sarah_wolfe

@texaszeller Duh. Everyone knows you anchor the pole!

Hambone2
Hambone2

 @keny1 wow keny nice rant! how from my comment did you come up wit hall that nonsense? Bachmann is a selfserving, ignorant,  bigot. end of story! no need to come up with some teabagger rant!

texaszeller
texaszeller

@sarah_wolfe apparently Da Bears fans don't

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