Mississippi Republican humiliated by response to his own poll about Robert E. Lee and ‘leftist hysteria’
Mississippi state senator and GOP Senate Chris McDaniel. Image via screengrab.

A Mississippi Republican politician running for Senate put the legacy of Confederate general Robert E. Lee up to a Twitter poll Thursday — and got a response he probably won't like.


"In light of all the political correctness and leftist hysteria, I’m curious about what you think: How should Robert E. Lee be remembered?" Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) tweeted.

Twitter users were given two choices: "hero" or "villain."

At press time, 86 percent of the 1,156 people who responded to the poll said they consider the Confederate general a "villain."

The Senate hopeful appears to be a major Lee fan, as evidenced by his ahistorical claim that the man who led the secessionist Confederate Army was against both slavery and secession.