Oh my God! I'm so proud of my country. A whole seven out of ten people are convinced that the President was born in the state for which there is overwhelming proof that he was born! That's an entire two out of ten people better than last year, and all the President had to do was release solid undeniable definitive proof.
We are so, so not all that stupid!
In interviews following the public release the president’s "long-form" birth certificate last week, fully 70 percent of Americans say Obama was born in Hawaii, a big bump-up from the 48 percent who said so a year ago. Even more say he was U.S.-born, or call that their best guess, for a total of 86 percent.
Overall, 10 percent of Americans say Obama was likely born abroad, down from 20 percent in an April 2010 Post-ABC poll. Almost all those who now say Obama was born in a foreign country say that it’s only their “suspicion;” just 1 percent claim "solid evidence" that the president was born elsewhere (9 percent said so last year).
Isn't that impressive? Just last week about 30 million Americans thought Barack Obama was born in a foreign country, and now only about 15 million think it. And a mere 3 million are totally convinced.
Way to go, America!
Tags: Barack Obama, Birthers, Hawaii, Polls