Bachmann leads Romney 25-21 in Iowa

Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.

Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.

Michelle Bachmann has a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa.

Bachmann got 25 percent support from likely Iowa caucus goers in a late-June poll by the Iowa Republican. Mitt Romney finished second, with 21 percent support, and Tim Pawlenty ran a distant third at 9 percent support, barely beating Herman Cain, the pizza guy.

The results were positive for both Minnesotans: Bachmann and Pawlenty added a few points from the previous poll numbers, and came in low on the "Unfavorable" ratings.


Bachmann and Pawlenty led the field with their "Favorable/Unfavorable" margins.

Seventy six percent of those polled have a favorable view of Bachmann, with only 11 percent unfavorable. Pawlenty's ratings of 60 percent favorable and 12 percent unfavorable put him ahead of Romney (66 favorable, 25 unfavorable) and Herman Cain (54 and 12).

Bachmann rated best among voters who said that border security was their most important issue. About 36 percent of people worried about the Mexican border, which is 1,000 miles from Des Moines, supported Bachmann. 

Taken from June 26 to June 30, the poll of 500 Iowans would've coincided with Bachmann's now-infamous John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy slip-up. 

If they didn't mind her self-identifying with a serial killer, wait until they hear about her Iowa-centric ad, and her pro-slavery, anti-porn pledge!