A new Associated Press-GfK poll has found that some Republicans are starting to favor a Presidential candidate other than former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The findings show Representative Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) favorability rating increasing to 54 percent from 41 percent among Republicans. However, Governor Romney still leads with his rating of 61 percent.
The poll was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, and surveyed 1,001 adults around the country through landline and cellphone interviews.
Retiree Phyllis Hornung of the State of New York told The Associated Press that Bachmann “captured my heart immediately.”
“There was no question in my mind that she was a straight talker and I should support her,” Hornung added.
In a piece titled Michele Bachmann the Believer, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum stated she and others were starting to take the candidate seriously.