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Right wingers are passing this around:

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Of course, it is false:

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Of course, you are dealing with people who don’t even realize that Hawaii is a US state:

After we conducted polls over the last couple of weeks finding significant numbers of ‘birthers’ in North Carolina and Virginia, we decided to take the question national but also drum down more specifically on where exactly the people who think Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States do think he’s from.

The answer is that 62% of Americans think Obama was born here, while 24% think he was not and 14% are unsure.

10% of the country thinks that he was born in Indonesia, 7% think he was born in Kenya, and 1% think he was born in the Philippines.

That leaves 20%, which includes at least some people who correctly believe that Obama was born in Hawaii, but who don’t consider Hawaii to be part of the United States. You read that right- 6% of poll respondents think that Hawaii is not part of the country and 4% are unsure.

It’s hard to say what the rest of that 20% thinks. We did ask them if they thought Obama was born in France and while less than half a percent of respondents did, two thirds of that remaining 20% said they ‘weren’t sure’ whether Obama was a Frenchman.

Remember, these people make up a significant part of the Republican primary electorate.

You know, when I was growing up, it was the Republicans that were so proud to be educated and knowledgable. What in the heck happened????

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March 11, 2013 - Posted by | politics, politics/social, republicans | ,

1 Comment »

  1. WOW. Good one.

    Comment by Dustin Demoss | March 11, 2013 | Reply

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