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PPP (D) Poll Shows Wilson Trailing

A snap poll conducted by the Democratic firm of Public Policy Polling shows that Rep. Joe Wilson (R) is trailing in his re-election bid.

General Election Matchup
Miller 44
Wilson 43
Undecided 13

Asked about Wilson's outburst at President Obama's joint session speech, 29 percent approve of it, while 62 percent disapproved. Thirty-five percent say it made them more likely to vote for Wilson in 2010, while 49 percent said they were less likely to vote for him now.

It's hard to read too much into this poll, however, given how far we are from the vote and the nature of the fallout. The district his heavily Republican, with a Cook Partisan rating of R+9. In the survey, President Obama has a 50 percent approval rating, with 46 percent disapproving.

Asked if they think Obama lied about illegal immigrants not being covered by his plan, 42 percent said yes and 46 percent said no. Overall, 45 percent say they support Obama's health care plan, while 48 percent oppose. But 44 percent say they support the idea of a public option, while 39 percent oppose it.

Wilson's job approval rating is net negative, 41 percent approving, 47 percent disapproving. The survey was conducted September 10-11 among 747 voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.