The new SurveyUSA poll of the MN-06 House district shows Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a reigning star of the Tea Party right in Congress, continuing to lead her Democratic opponent Tarryl Clark by nine points.
The numbers: Bachmann 49%, Clark 40%, plus 6% for Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson and independent Aubrey Immelman at 1%. The survey of likely voters has a Â±4.1% margin of error. In the previous SurveyUSA poll from two months ago, Bachmann led Clark, Anderson and Immelman by 48%-39%-6%-1%.
As we've previously noted, Bachmann has attracted nationwide financial support due to her high profile. Indeed, she's even leveraged her stardom to start her own leadership PAC. And at the rate things are going, she appears to be on track to re-election in this Republican year.