Nearly a Quarter of Americans Believe Obama is an Illegal Alien
June 28, 2010
(ChattahBox)–A new poll shows that the right-wing’s promotion of the wacky racially based birther conspiracy theory, continues to resonate with about a quarter of all Americans. This figure echoes previous polls on the issue, but nevertheless, it’s discouraging to be reminded once again, that so many voters believe that Barack Obama, our first black president is an illegal alien.
The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll asked the question: “Do you think Barack Obama was BORN IN the United States, or do you think he was born in another country?”
The poll interviewed a random sample of 960 adults nationwide, by telephone.
Of those polled, 24 percent answered that President Obama was born somewhere else besides his birthplace of Hawaii. And six percent actually believe Obama was born in Kenya. Two-percent chose Indonesia, where Obama spent a short time as a boy.
Eleven percent decided that they weren’t sure of the country of Obama’s birth. And a whopping 20 percent were undecided on the particular state of his birth.
The fringe birther conspiracy theory that President Obama is not a natural born citizen has been thoroughly debunked. And he produced his Hawaiian birth certificate during the presidential election. Additionally, two birth notices were placed in local papers when Obama was born in Hawaii. And the Republican governor of Hawaii examined the long form birth certificate on file and declared it valid.
It’s just shameful.