Americans Still Think Obama Is Not Legally A U.S. Citizen
No matter how much Team Obama tries to kill the birther issue it just won't go away. A new poll confirms that the Birther issue is still a big cloud hanging over Obama's constitutional ineligibility to be POTUS.
Excerpts via Christian Science Monitor:
Why many Americans hold false beliefs about WMDs in Iraq and Obama's birth place
After six years in office and the release of his long-form birth certificate confirming his Hawaii birth, one third of Republicans continue to believe President Barack Obama was born outside the US.
And more than one in five non-white Americans think the Secret Service is intentionally leaving President Obama unprotected.
That's according to a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University that finds surprisingly high levels of belief in conspiracy theories and other false beliefs about politics. According to the poll, Republicans and Fox News viewers are more likely to hold false beliefs about topics like the President and the Iraq war.
Though "birther" campaign has settled since its peak several years ago, 19 percent of Americans, and a full 34 percent of Republicans, still think President Obama is not legally a citizen of the United States.
Who is likely to believe in conspiracy theories is as interesting as the theories themselves.
First, a lot of us do: a full 63 percent of registered American voters believe in at least one political conspiracy theory, according to a recent poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Perhaps not surprisingly, political preference and media choice shapes our beliefs on topics like the President and the Iraq war. According to the FDU survey, Republicans and Fox News viewers are more likely to endorse conspiracies like "birtherism" and WMDs in Iraq. Democrats (especially African-American voters) are more likely than Republicans to believe that the recent lapses on the part of the Secret Service are part of an intentional plot to leave the president unprotected.
While the Fairleigh Dickenson survey was primarily focused on conspiracy theories embraced by conservatives, a Washington Post blog by social research scientists found that both liberals and conservatives are equally prone to believe such theories. [...] Christian Science Monitor. Hat tip Obango Oyango.
Couldn't be because Obama listed himself as foreign born for 16 years and the news media refuses to investigate?