By Michael O'Brien - 06/29/11 03:33 AM EDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) newfound political momentum isn't limited to Iowa, a new poll showed late Tuesday night.
Bachmann, the newly-minted presidential candidate, gained ground since a May Suffolk University poll, catapulting into the (distantly) second place position among Republicans of New Hampshire, according to a new edition of the poll.
Bachmann is the only candidate other than Romney in double digits; 11 percent of New Hampshire Republicans said they support the three-term congresswoman as the nominee, up from 3 percent in early May.
The poll was conducted over the weekend, just as Bachmann was preparing her formal announcement on Monday in Iowa. A poll by the Des Moines Register showed Bachmann at second place in the state, at 22 percent to Romney's 23 percent.
It suggests the momentum that Bachmann's enjoyed since announcing her candidacy, and stealing the limelight, at this month's New Hampshire presidential debate has translated to the nation's first-in-the-nation primary state. Romney's still in command, but the two polls combined could afford Bachmann an opportunity to emerge as the primary anti-Romney voice in the race.
Rounding out the poll are Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at eight percent, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) at five percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) at four percent, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and pizza mogul Herman Cain at two percent.
Twenty-one percent are undecided. The poll, conducted June 25-27, has a 4.9 percent margin of error.