Bachmann: “Sure we can turn things around.”

In an appearance on the O’Reilly Factor, Rep. Michele Bachmann says it’s not too late for her campaign.

“Sure we can turn things around,” she said after the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly, asked her whether she’s worried about recent polling.

She conceded that her campaign had taken a hit after Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race. But his debate performance is making voters think twice, she said.

“I won the Iowa straw poll, and we had a wonderful response with that,” Bachmann said. “And then of course Gov. Perry came into the race and there was an assumption that he was going to walk away with the nomination. But now there is a re-look at that. People are looking after the debate and they are saying that they think now they need to look for their champion.”

Recent polls aren’t so optimistic. Two new polls – one from Zogby and one from CNN – both have Bachmann with 4 percent of the Republican vote. Back in June, the Zogby survey had Bachmann snagging between 20 and 30 percent of the vote.

Bachmann’s take on the polls?

“It takes time sometimes for these numbers to catch up,” she told O’Reilly.

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