Sixteen percent of all voters and 30% of Republicans do not believe President Barack Obama has proven he was born in the U.S., even after release of his long-form birth certificate, a new IBOPE Zogby interactive survey finds.
These results are from an IBOPE Zogby interactive poll conducted April 29-May 2, which was after Obama released the birth certificate and addressed the news media on the topic.
Demographic groups besides Republicans expressing the highest levels of doubt about Obama's birth in the U.S. are conservatives (34%), and those without a college degree (21%) vs. those with a degree (11%).
Yeah, that's right. There's that twenty-sevenish percent number firmly ensconced in our national debate. No matter what the President does, about that percentage will continue to publicly insist he's not really their President cause he wasn't born here, so he doesn't count. Releasing the long-form birth certificate did precisely nothing to tamp down the crazy on that end of the spectrum, as I predicted last week. Since they're riled up right now, it's actually a bit more than the 27% too.
So yeah, the racist assholes will see what they want to see, and hear the dog whistles they want to hear, and share the "code" that Obama's "not one of us" to their heart's content no matter what the President does. Same goes for the Deather polls you'll see in the next couple of days/weeks: I'm betting at least 27% of Republicans will end up saying bin Laden is still alive.