Bachmann Wins Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll By Michael McIntee | August 13, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on 2012 Subscribe to 2012 Follow this author Rep. Michele Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa Rep. Michele Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann narrowly won the Iowa’s Republican Presidential straw poll on Saturday over Ron Paul. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third. Here are the voting results: Michele Bachmann 4,823 (28.55%) Ron Paul 4,671 (27.65%) Tim Pawlenty 2,293 (13.57%) Rick Santorum 1,657 (9.81%) Herman Cain 1,456 (8.62%) Rick Perry 718 (3.62%) Mitt Romney 567 (3.36%) Newt Gingrich 385 (2.28%) Jon Huntsman 69 votes (0.41%) Thad McCotter 35 votes (0.21%) Texas Governor Rick Perry’s votes were all write-ins. He declared today that he is running for the Republican Presidential nomination. The UpTake has followed Michele Bachmann since 2005 when she ran for congress. Videos of Michele Bachmann’s political career. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.