According to a new poll, over half of Republican primary voters don’t believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. Politico reports that Public Policy Polling asked 400 people across the country who planned on voting in the GOP primaries where they thought President Obama was born. 51 percent responded they didn’t think he wasn’t born in the United States. Everyone take a deep breath, count to 10, and consult your apocalypse manual.
28 percent said they believe Obama was born in Hawaii, and 21 percent said they aren’t sure either way. Way to commit, guys.
The report breaks down who benefits from the large birther turnout:
Among those who do not believe Obama was born in the United States, Mike Huckabee is their first choice for president, followed by Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney.
Those who do think the president is a citizen favor Romney over the rest of the field. Huckabee, Palin and Ron Paul trail Romney among believers in Obama’s birth in Hawaii.
Two things to take into account from these numbers: 400 is not a large sample size, and Politico described the polling firm as “Democratic-leanign [sic].” One thing to take into account from these numbers: there are 204 very confused, very stupid people in America, and they are agreeing to respond to poll questions.