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Bachmann, Pawlenty lose badly to Obama in latest poll

Obama beats them both, soundly, if the election is held today.

Obama beats them both, soundly, if the election is held today.

Michele Bachmann has been soaking up more and more national press attention, but it looks like the more Americans are finding out about her, the less likely they seem to want her anywhere near the White House.

In a new ABC/Washington Post poll, Bachmann and Sarah Palin pull the least support among voters in hypothetical one-on-one match ups against the president. [Surprised? Don't be: shitbachmannsays.com

Tim Pawlenty, also riding a media wave, fares better, but he's still in third, behind Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

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But both Minnesotans would be soundly defeated by Obama today. He beats Pawlenty 51-40 percent and Bachmann 52-39 percent.

And compared to this time in 2007, Republicans in general are indicating that they'd be a lot happier if they had better candidates to pick from.

Ouch.

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