Washington, Sep. 11 (ANI): Republican Joe Wilson's outburst during President Barack Obama's speech to Congress this week has drastically ruined his re-election prospects, a new poll has found.
Wilson shouted out "you lie!" when Obama was elaborating his health care plans before congressmen.
Commissioned by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, the poll found that Wilson trails his Democratic opponent Rob Miller, 44 to 43 percent, Politico reports.
A sizable 62 percent majority of voters said they disapproved of Wilson's actions, with only 29 percent approving, the report adds.
"In a matter of seconds Joe Wilson turned himself from a safe incumbent into one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the country for 2010," the report quoted PPP pollster Dean Debnam, as saying.
However, It's a bit premature to be writing Wilson's political obituary yet as the congressman won the district with 54 percent of the vote last year, and the additional polling in the district must be watched closely before firm conclusions could be drawn, the report notes.
The poll also reveals a tough wrestle between those who think that Obama was telling the truth when he said his health care plan would not cover illegal immigrants (46 percent) and those who said the president was lying (42 percent). (ANI)