A recent Zogby poll from June 22nd seemed to fly under the radar with little fanfare from the media. The poll shows Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann topping out former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the number 1 spot of the Republican nomination.

Report from The Christian Post:

After a strong performance in Republican debate in New Hampshire, followed by her impressive speech Friday at the Republican Leadership in New Orleans, Rep. Michele Bachmann has claimed the top spot in the latest Zogby poll of 2012 Republican presidential candidates.

Bachman received 24 percent of the vote, leaving behind frontrunner Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor, who got 15 percent of the vote from prospective primary voters.

Herman Cain, another presidential candidate and former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, also received 15 percent in the online poll, while Rep. Ron Paul of Texas garnered 13 percent of the vote.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christy came second in the poll receiving 17 percent of the vote. He was included in the poll despite his stand that he would not run for the 2012 president election.

Things didn’t look too good for former Utah governor John Huntsman, who could collect merely two percent. He announced his candidacy Tuesday.

The online survey of about 1,000 likely Republican primary voters was conducted June 17–21.

Tossing Christie in the mix seems unfair and would, in my opinion, skew the field given Christie’s statement that he will not be running. If you take Christie out, where does that leave Bachamnn in relation to Romney? I’d like to see this poll with Christie removed and only declared candidates included, then we’d have a more accurate representation. Still, for Bachmann to give a showing like this even with the inaccuracies of the poll is quite telling.

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