Poll shows Bachmann trailing in 2014 reelection race

A new PPP poll shows her Democratic challenger with a slight lead

Published May 20, 2013 1:27PM (EDT)

According to a new poll by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is in for another tough reelection fight in the 2014 midterms.

The poll, which surveyed 500 voters in May, shows that Bachmann's Democratic challenger Jim Graves has a slight lead, at 47-45 percent -- within the poll's 4.4 percent margin of error.

Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign is currently under investigation by the FBI, the Office of Congressional Ethics, the FEC and an Iowa state Senate ethics committee over alleged campaign finance violations.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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