03/13/2012 12:02 pm ET

Most People Don't Believe Rush Limbaugh's Apology Was Sincere: Study

A new poll suggests that the majority of people do not believe Rush Limbaugh's apology for his incendiary comments about Sandra Fluke was sincere.

The conservative radio host sparked outrage when he called Fluke, a Georgetown law student who was denied the right to speak at a contraception hearing, "a slut" and "a prostitute." He continued to make more inflammatory remarks until he walked back his comments. At least fifty advertisers have dropped Limbaugh's show, the majority having done so in the wake of his apology.

Rasmussen Reports conducted a national telephone survey of 1,000 "likely voters." Only 29% believe Limbaugh’s apology for his recent comments was sincere. Fifty-three percent do not think his apology was sincere, while 18% are undecided.


Some of Rush Limbaugh's controversial statements

Rush Limbaugh's controversial statements