Poll taken by Graves shows race with Bachmann is even

An internal poll taken by the Democratic challenger shows U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's lead over Jim Graves has shrunk to two percentage points, which is within the poll's margin of error. The Bachmann campaign says the poll lacks credibility. The Graves camp says it shows fallout from Bachmann's claims about the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence in Washington.
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Democratic challenger Jim Graves' latest internal poll shows his race with Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has tightened up. In fact, Bachmann's lead was only two points, which is within the margin of error.

A Bachmann spokesman put little credence in the poll, saying Graves can buy a lot of polls.

The Graves camp suggests Bachmann may have lost support from centrists when she asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the federal government, and that their contacts include a top State Department aide and Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison.

Here is the poll commissioned by the Graves campaign.

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