The poll found that only 59% of voters believe that President Obama was born in the United States, with 23% saying he was not, and 18% undecided. Among Republicans only, a 42% Birther plurality say he was not born here, 37% say he was, and 22% are undecided.
As for the left, check out this question: “Do you think President Bush intentionally allowed the 9/11 attacks to take place because he wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” The top-line response is 14% yes, 78% no, and 8% undecided. But among Democrats, it’s a somewhat larger Truther contingent, at 25%-63%-12%.
The poll also extends this poll of conservative New Jersey voters on whether they believe Obama is the Antichrist to all voters. The interesting result here is that 25% of Democrats either believe Bush is the Antichrist or are unsure. Crikey.
TPMDC: Poll Begs Question: Is Extremism Mainstream?
(via Jay Rosen)
At least religion is on the decline.
September 25, 2009 at 5:58 am
Perhaps I misunderstand, but it seems that you are equating the possibility of truth (at zero) between Obama not born in the USA and Bush allowing 911.
Seems to me like there is a bit more evidence for one than the other, but Robert Anton Wilson eris rest his soul would certainly point out that believing in anything with which you have no personal experience absolutely is a bit narrow minded at best.