Daily Rundown: Bachmann’s Gallup “Intensity Index” Falls by 17% While Palin’s Is Up 27% in Two Weeks

Consider this your break from the Casey Anthony coverage that is dominating the news right now.

But Gallup has some interesting data. Governor Palin’s “intensity index” is up 27% in two weeks while Michele Bachmann’s “intensity index” is already falling. It fell by around 17% in just one week. “Intensity index” is a measure that favors candidates like Bachmann and Cain and it certainly isn’t a good sign for Bachmann if she’s already dropping on a measure that should be highly favorable to her.

Palin has a better “strongly favorable” among Republican and Republican-leaning indies than Bachmann and Mitt “peacetime” Romney among those who know her and since more people know her than Bachmann and Romney, she easily has a better “strongly favorable” opinion than Bachmann and Romney among Republican and Republican-leaning indies.

The results aren’t due to name recognition either. Even the percentage of Republican and Republican-leaning independents who know Bachmann that have a “strongly favorable” opinion of her is lower than the percentage of Republican and Republican-leaning independents who have a “strongly favorable” opinion of Palin.

What else is going on today?



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