Could It Be? 58% Of Republicans Are Birthers

Posted by | July 31, 2009 11:22 | Filed under: Top Stories

Think Progress reports on a Daily Kos poll that shows that 28% of the GOP doesn’t believe President Obama was born in the US, and 30% aren’t sure.


A whopping 58 percent of Republicans either think Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US (28 percent) or aren’t sure (30 percent). A mere 42 percent think he was.


That means a majority of Republicans polled either don’t know about — or don’t believe the seemingly incontrovertible evidence Obama’s camp has presented over and over and over that he was born in Hawaii in ’61.


As Glenn Thrush at Politico asks:

When do we start a serious dialog about the Birther movement being a proxy for racism that is unacceptable to articulate in more direct terms?


In all 77 percent of Americans overall think the president is actually an American.


Remember how the right got angry at the left for suggesting that George Bush wasn’t truly the president because he was arbitrarily chosen by the Supreme Court?  And these yahoos can’t even come to terms with whether a president not of their choosing is anything other than an illegal immigrant.

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