Republican contestant for the governorship of Minnesota, Michelle Bachmann has won the Iowa straw poll. It is reported by the Telegraph that Ron Paul was her closest contestant; Michelle edged him by a very narrow margin. The straw poll was nothing more than a mock election to analyze the strength of each and every contestant on the respective areas. It doesn’t only highlight the popular or likely contestants to win, but it ensures that all the contenders take necessary actions in accordance to their standing after the poll.
Previous Minnesota governor, Tim Pawlenty finished third; an expected result after a weak election campaign. After winning the straw poll, Michelle Bachman said while addressing all her supporters present at the straw grounds, “This is the very first step toward taking the White House in 2012. Now it’s on to all 50 states.” Michelle Bachman bagged 29 percent of the votes, slightly more than the 28 percent votes received by Ron Paul. Her success in the recent straw poll is a clear indication that the American public is attracted towards the ‘fiscal conservative’ believes of the Republicans. Bachmann is also advocating for the reduction in taxes and exclusion of government intervention from the lives of the general public.
Like Mitt Romney (contestant for the presidency from the Republican Party), Michelle Bachman also doesn’t agree with the economic policies of President Obama; claiming that he is too naïve to manage the country after the economic crunch.
Well, victory in the straw poll has certainly strengthened Michelle Bachman’s standing; yet there is a lot of work that needs to be done if she wants to ensure her victory at the national level!