Michele Bachmann: Palin's decision won't affect mine

“That won’t impact whether I get in or not,” Bachmann asserted.

And the three-term congresswoman confirmed that her decision will, in fact, come next month, whether or not Palin has by then jumped into the presidential race.

Bachmann told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, “It has absolutely nothing to do with me; it has everything to do with the American people and our economy and were we’re going …and my decision about getting into 2012 or not is completely independent.”