GOP Candidates Surge in Iowa

Thomas Kubica
Jul 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

According to a poll this week by the American Research Group, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, and potential candidate Sarah Palin are gaining support in Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucus:

Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in 2008, took third with 14 percent. Palin, who has not entered the race but has left the door open to running, took fourth with 11 percent. 

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson came in at under 1%.