Poll: Wilson outburst irked many

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COLUMBIA — About half of the Southern Republicans responding to a poll say they either opposed or were outraged by a South Carolina congressman's outburst as President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress.

The Winthrop Univesity poll also showed that large majorities of both independents and Democrats reacted negatively to U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's interruption of Obama's speech by shouting "You lie!" The State newspaper of Columbia reported.

Winthrop's poll, which included questions asked exclusively for The State, showed almost 68 percent of independents said they were opposed to Wilson's outburst. Overall, 30 percent of independents said they opposed and were outraged by the actions of Wilson, whose district includes a portion of Aiken County.

The survey was conducted Oct. 24-Nov. 7 by telephone. There were 866 respondents, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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Opinionated one1
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Opinionated one1 11/15/09 - 05:12 pm
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Thank God one politician had

Thank God one politician had the courage to tell it like it is with the president.

RichmondCountyResident1
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RichmondCountyResident1 11/15/09 - 05:28 pm
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It was a total lack of class.

It was a total lack of class. He's had his 15 minutes of fame.Now he's old news. Good Riddance!!!

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 11/15/09 - 05:33 pm
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The problem IS that there has

The problem IS that there has not been ENOUGH outrage against the outrageous policies that President Obama has perpetrated upon this country and the congressman was right- the truth is yet to be told about the so called health plan of the president and I repeat, it is the PRESIDENT'S plan. After nearly 2,000 pages, probably unread by most or maybe all of the congressmen who voted in favor of adopting it, instead of letting the congress decide, he personally made a pilgrimage to Capitol Hill to coerce those who were undecided into voting for the measure. Just this morning I heard a further assertion that by passing a bill under the guise of health care the government can obtain all the personal information of every individual and require everyone to have an embedded chip with that information by the year 2017 in order to receive any medical procedure. If you don't understand what that means I suggest that you get an understandable translation of the Holy Bible and read it, not as a religious document but as an historical and prophetic one. One person stood and faced the wrath of his fellow Americans in order to speak a moment of truth before and to the nation. God bless America.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 11/15/09 - 05:42 pm
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Lack of class - those words

Lack of class - those words may come back to haunt you when this thing is passed. How is it a lack of class to challenge a man who is attempting to rewrite the very founding documents of this country without so much as a "hold on just a minute"? He's already declared that we are no longer considered a Christian nation. In order for that to be, we MUST redo all the documents upon which this country's very foundation rests, dating all the way back before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. If you want the federal government, the same entity who KNEW a number of negative things about a certain Muslim major @ Ft Hood yet did NOTHING to protect that base from his assault, to have every bit of personal information about you implanted into a readable chip on your body, then you might as well go ahead and surrender everything that you are now. This is the same government who knew enough about an army major to have removed him from his position yet failed to act until he had perpetrated his act of terror against the largest military post in the world - now the president wants the congress to hold off on an investigation - baseball players, yes - terrorist, no.

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dani 11/15/09 - 05:42 pm
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I believe we have all had

I believe we have all had times when we have had enough of the bs'ers and want to do what Wuilson did. ThaT DOESN'T MEAN i APPROVE, only that I can understand.

lowellbrown
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lowellbrown 11/15/09 - 06:34 pm
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Joe who?

Joe who?

AWyld1
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AWyld1 11/15/09 - 06:38 pm
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Wasn't our government founded

Wasn't our government founded on speaking up and speaking out? Wonder why it's only rude if you don't agree with the message?

nofrills
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nofrills 11/15/09 - 07:25 pm
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Nobody asked me!

Nobody asked me!

frontporch
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frontporch 11/15/09 - 10:16 pm
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I thought what Wilson did was

I thought what Wilson did was awesome!!!!!

corgimom
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corgimom 11/15/09 - 10:22 pm
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We aren't a Christian nation

We aren't a Christian nation any more, we are a multi-faith country now. The way it is in Augusta is not the rest of the nation.

check
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check 11/15/09 - 11:15 pm
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The truth hurts. Go Wilson.

The truth hurts. Go Wilson.

SPIDEYPOW
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SPIDEYPOW 11/16/09 - 12:30 am
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the fact is obama did lie.

the fact is obama did lie. if that would have been a republican the news medias would have pointed that out but just like in every speech obama gives he lies like the devil and stupid richmond county residents believe him.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/16/09 - 12:53 am
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Almost all people polled

Almost all people polled agree that Obama was lying since his lips were moving. The ones who disagreed with Wilson disagreed with his timing, not his honesty. The AP is just a research organ for the far left and ALL of its reports are biased.

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