O Bachmann, Where Art Thou?

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Aug. 26 2011 4:43 PM

O Bachmann, Where Art Thou?

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Magellan Strategies has released new polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, its first since the Ames Straw Poll and the start of the Rick Perry campaign - both of which happened on August 13.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

New Hampshire, June 14-15:

Mitt Romney - 42%
Michele Bachmann - 10%
Ron Paul - 10%
Sarah Palin - 7%
Rudy Giuliani - 6%
Tim Pawlenty - 5%
Herman Cain - 4%
Newt Gingrich - 3%
Jon Huntsman - 3%
Rick Santorum - 2%
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New Hampshire, August 15-16:

Mitt Romney - 36% (-6)
Rick Perry - 18% (+18)
Ron Paul - 14% (+4)
Michele Bachmann - 10% (+0)
Herman Cain - 3% (-1)
Jon Huntsman - 3%
Newt Gingrich - 2% (-1)
Rick Santorum - 1% (-1)

Iowa, July 10-11:

Michele Bachmann - 29%
Mitt Romney - 16%
Tim Pawlenty - 8%
Herman Cain - 8%
Newt Gingrich - 5%
Ron Paul - 5%
Rick Santorum - 3%
Jon Huntsman - 0%

Iowa, August 22-23:

Rick Perry - 24% (+24)
Michele Bachmann - 22% (-7)
Mitt Romney - 19% (+3)
Ron Paul - 9% (+4)
Herman Cain - 6% (-2)
Newt Gingrich - 4% (-1)
Rick Santorum - 4% (+1)
Jon Huntsman - 1% (+1)

Bachmann gained absolutely nothing from Ames, although -- to be fair -- she proved that in a GOTV contest that neither Romney nor Perry participated in, she could narrowly defeat Ron Paul.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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