Poll: Most South Carolina Voters Back Rep. Joe Wilson
Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:22 am
Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling sent out some explanatory tweets last night about a coming survey of South Carolina voters, asking them what they thought of Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) “You lie!” outburst.
“After 145 interviews 66 say Wilson calling Obama liar makes them more likely to vote for him,” wrote Jensen. “59 say less likely, 20 say no diff.”
Then: “167 interviews- was Obama lying about covering illegal immigrants? 88 yes, 60 no, 19 unsure.”
The conclusion: “[B]ased on what we’re seeing so far sounds like Wilson’s constituents are with him on this one. The dial moved more toward people saying the incident made them less likely to vote for Wilson but still pretty evenly divided … Voters there do think Wilson’s action was inappropriate, but agree with the sentiment.”
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