Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s unsuccessful bid for president had a clear and negative impact on her standing among voters in the new Minnesota 6th CD. She receives low marks on both her job performance and personal favorability. While she is well-defined and almost universally known, her support is below 50 percent in a two-way contest for U.S. Congress. Her weaker standing leaves her vulnerable to defeat in this November’s election against businessman Jim Graves.
A poll of 505 likely voters in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District shows that Bachmann comes to the 2012 elections with poor standing with voters in the district. Reactions to her are strongly negative, with 51 percent of voters giving her a cool, negative rating and just 35 percent giving her a warm, positive rating.The race for U.S. Congress reflects her weakness, with Bachmann under 50 percent and leading by only 5 points (48 - 43 percent, with 9 percent undecided).