Poll: Joe Wilson Takes a Hit From ‘You Lie’
Confounding some of their early findings last night, the Public Policy Polling survey of South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district finds that voters have turned on Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), even though they split on whether Wilson was correct when he accused the president of lying about illegal immigrants’ rights to health care in his reform plans. The gist: Wilson is statistically tied with his Democratic opponent Rob Miller, with Miller up 44-43.
Overall 49% of voters say they are less likely to vote for Wilson in the future because he called Obama a liar, while 35% say they are more likely to do so. 56% of Republicans say that Wilson’s calling out the President makes them more likely to support him.
Conservatives are the only people who approved of Wilson’s outburst, by a tiny margin.