Election 2012

Michele Bachmann Leads Opponent by 9 Points

50 to 41 percent

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leads her Democratic opponent, hotel CEO Jim Graves, in a poll released Monday.

Bachmann, a national tea party star who ran an unsuccessful campaign for president in the Republican primaries, leads with 50 percent against Graves with 41 percent, according to SurveyUSA. The survey of 598 likely voters was conducted Oct. 9 through 11, and has a 4.1 percent margin of error.