Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are the clear frontrunners in a new Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers.
Romey had the support of 23 percent and Bachmann had 22 percent, according to the poll.
Bachmann and Romney are in a statistical dead heat, because the poll of 400 likely caucus-goers has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty had just 6 percent support, behind businessman Herman Cain who had 10 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul who were tied at 7 percent.
The telephone survey was conducted June 19 to 22.
Following appearances on two Sunday television news programs, Bachmann was headed to her birthplace of Waterloo, IA for a Sunday evening "Welcome Home" rally. On Monday morning Bachmann is set to formally launch her presidential campaign from Waterloo.
Way to go Tim Pawlentyofnothing! 6%! woo hoo....your torchin the competition!