Poll Shows Bachmann, Romney On Top In Iowa


DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A Rasmussen Reports poll revealed Monday five Republican candidates have double-digit support in Iowa, but most voters there could still be swayed.

The telephone survey of 627 likely Iowa caucus participants indicated Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann attracts 22 percent support, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 21 percent, Rasmussen Reports said.

Behind Romney is Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 16 percent, followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 12 percent and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty at 11 percent.

Just 28 percent of Iowa voters said they are sure of who they will vote for and the rest said they may change their minds.

The poll also indicated only 23 percent of likely voters think Republicans in Congress have done a good job of representing GOP values, and 67 percent believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with the party base.

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