Michele Bachmann Tees Up Iowa Caucuses, Leads in Republican Poll - Yahoo! NewsMichele Bachmann's rise continues to confound political analysts. According to a recent Republican poll of likely Iowa caucus goers, the Minnesota congresswoman is either tied or leading apparent second place holder Mitt Romney.
The latest TIR Republican poll has a 4.4 percent margin of error.
Early polls mean little in terms of final outcomes in political races, but the surprise in this one is that Bachmann has persevered in the face of persistent hammering on liberal blogs and media outlets. It may be that the personal attacks on Bachmann are helping her ratings.