The latest Gallup poll of Republicans who may run for the White House in 2012 shows GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann slightly ahead of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The poll shows a wide open field among potential contenders. Mike Huckabee leads the field followed by Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.
Bachmann received support from four percent of those polled. Pawlenty received support from three percent of those polled.
The poll is conducted among Republicans across the country. That’s an important footnote since everyone knows that state specific polls (like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina) are more important since those states will play a large part in determining which candidate will be the GOP nominee.