A survey by Public Policy Polling found Democratic challenger Rob Miller leading the five-term Republican lawmaker by 44 percent to 43 percent. The numbers had Democrats cheering, and at least one pollster offering a new view of the contest in the heavily Republican South Carolina district.
“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,” said Dean Debnam of Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey of 747 voters in the congressman’s district.
Last year, Wilson defeated Miller, a former Marine turned small businessman, by 54 percent to 46 percent, which quite frankly isn’t much of a defeat considering Miller is unknown, collected no major party donations nor did he have any member of the Democratic party out stumping for him.
While this is just a snapshot of what may come to be it might just be enough to make Wilson wish he wouldn’t have allowed himself to be the town hall crier on behalf of his party. I bet the next time the GOP gets together to decide who’s turn it is to disrespect the President there won’t be as many hands to go up. Maybe it’s Cantor’s turn since he doesn’t pay attention anyway.