Michele Bachmann has worked hard to court the Tea Party vote -- even founding the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives long before she decided to run for president. But among Tea Partiers, she's old news. Bachmann's newest 2012 rival, Rick Perry, now has more than double the support among the activist group as she does. It's another sign Bachmann may have peaked way too soon with her win two weeks ago at the Ames, Iowa straw poll.
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