Maybe so, according to a report last week from the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Could Michele Bachmann be in trouble?
An internal tracking poll for Democrats in Minnesota’s new Sixth Congressional District shows that the Minnesota Republican, back in the hunt for a fourth term, might actually be vulnerable.
Despite a major mismatch in funding and resources, DFL challenger Jim Graves has pulled to within the margin of error – 46 to 48 percent – up from 43-48 in June.
This was unexpected. But so was Bachmann’s foray into personal accusations of Muslim Brotherhood influence in the top echelons of the U.S. government, an episode that brought her widespread condemnation from Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress.
The poll also reveals that Bachmann has lost traction with a crucially important voting bloc:
According to Greenberg’s analysis, Bachmann has lost significant support from the crucial independent voters in the district, with a 20-point net swing in favor of Graves among this key group since June.
Wrote the pollsters: “Independent voters account for the bulk of the movement in the race, with a 20-point net shift toward Graves, from a 41 – 45 percent disadvantage in June to a 52 – 37 percent lead now.”
Not counting my chickens before they’re hatched, but wouldn’t it be nice if this crazy, notoriously anti-gay politician lost her seat in November?