Congresswoman Bachmann's momentum continued for another week, with her moving into a strong second in New Hampshire, a must win state for Governor Romney. Public Policy Polling (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/).
Romney's once strong lead in New Hampshire before Congresswoman Bachmann's entry is now down to 7 per cent. Romney has 25% support to Bachmann's 18%.
Bachmann leads in Oregon, Montana, New Mexico and is tied with Romney in Iowa.
Romney also posted weak fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2011, when he raised $18 million. While that amount led the Republican field, Romney's total was well below the $50 million many had expected and calls into question whether Romney will in fact have a clinching money advantage in the nomination struggle. It would seem that he won't.
All this adds up to Bachmann Rising and Romney Stalling.