Poll Result of the Day: 40 Percent Say It's Okay to Question Obama's Birthplace

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
April 8 2011 10:01 AM

Poll Result of the Day: 40 Percent Say It's Okay to Question Obama's Birthplace

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When you consider that only 24 percent of people doubt Obama's citizenship -- 34 percent of conservatives, 37 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of Tea Party activists -- that's a really high number of people who aren't offended by birtherism. If true, it's a huge difference between this and 9/11 conspiracy theory-mongering -- the belief that Rep. Cynthia McKinney was a "truther" cost her her House seat in 2002.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics