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One in Three Birthers Support Obama
CBS News ^ | 5/7/2010 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 05/07/2010 2:24:03 PM PDT by curiosity

Now this is surprising: According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, about one in three so-called "birthers" - those who erroneously believe President Obama was born outside of the United States - nonetheless approve of the president's job performance.

Fourteen percent of those surveyed in the poll volunteered that Mr. Obama was born in another country, a figure that rose to 20 percent when pollsters explicitly offered that as a possibility.

That means roughly one in five Americans could be considered a birther, according to the poll. It showed that about one in three conservatives and Republicans believe the president was born abroad. Fifteen percent of Democrats agree.

Yet it's worth noting that about half of these birthers cast their position as just suspicion, not a firm belief. The rest (about nine percent of Americans overall) say there is "solid evidence" that the president was born abroad.

As has been repeatedly shown, Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Birthers have suggested that Mr. Obama is not eligible for the presidency because he fails the constitutional requirement that the holder of the office be a natural born citizen.

Overall, 68 percent of those polled said without being prompted that Mr. Obama was born in the United States. Another nine percent said that was their "best guess," bringing the non-birther total to 77 percent.

People who have not gone past high school are far more likely to say the president was born abroad (24 percent say so) than those who have post-graduate degrees (13 percent).

In a CBS News survey taken last month, 58 percent of Americans said Mr. Obama was born in the United States, while 20 percent said he was born elsewhere. Just 41 percent of Tea Party supporters said Mr. Obama was born in America.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: birthcertifiate; birthcertificate; birthers; blackhelicopters; certifigate; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; obama; tinfoilhats

1 posted on 05/07/2010 2:24:03 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity

CBS doing the hard reporting. Do they ever write anything thats not State sponsored propaganda.


2 posted on 05/07/2010 2:25:20 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: curiosity

“Erroneously”

Can’t even get through the first sentence without editorializing.


3 posted on 05/07/2010 2:26:42 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

CBS News erroneously believe they are News.


4 posted on 05/07/2010 2:27:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It Matters Not What You Fight But What You Fight For.)
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To: curiosity

Even if he was born here, he’s not natural-born.

His father was not a US citizen. If 0bama is “natural-born,” then all illegals giving birth here are to “natural-born” Americans, which they aren’t, in my understanding.


5 posted on 05/07/2010 2:28:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: curiosity

Birther + 0bama supporter = Moron


6 posted on 05/07/2010 2:29:00 PM PDT by PROCON (We WILL remember in November!)
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To: PROCON
Actually, it indicates that there are people—Obamessiah worshipers—who really don't care if he meets Constitutional qualifications or not. And that is the state of the thread poster, an obamanoid working FR for the affirmative action sonfab*tch-in-chief.
7 posted on 05/07/2010 2:32:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: curiosity

What? How can you support someone if you believe they are not legitimate?

Supportive Birther....isn’t that an oxymoron?


8 posted on 05/07/2010 2:33:14 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: curiosity

those who erroneously believe President Obama was born outside of the United States

Nope, not hte birthers I know. Most want to see the BC, since it’s being hidden by Prexy.


9 posted on 05/07/2010 2:33:53 PM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: curiosity

“Erroneously”

So I take it CBS has actually SEEN the document proving that he was born in Hawaii? Last I checked, real journalists actually sought out the truth instead of just going with ‘the politician SAID SO’, but then again, this is CBS.


10 posted on 05/07/2010 2:34:29 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: curiosity

although it does make it a bit more complicated for him to attack Birthers...


11 posted on 05/07/2010 2:36:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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SeeBS


12 posted on 05/07/2010 2:36:27 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: curiosity

Believe it or not the poll may be accurate. I know many people who voted for him and have a problem with the lack of proof of Barry’s existence and experiences.

The BC issue bothers them but they feel he is in the chair and there is not much they can do about it.

They have said if his BC is found and it is at variance with his life and life story then they will get up in arms about it, as it were.

Until then, they are fighting to make a living.


13 posted on 05/07/2010 2:36:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: curiosity

Obama brought this upon himself by hiding the true details of his past. I mean, besides the obvious details he had to admit such as the fact that he is an America-hating, freedom-hating, Christian-hating, capitalism-hating, whitey-hating, abortionist, statist, racist, Marxist pig.


14 posted on 05/07/2010 2:36:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: curiosity
In a CBS News survey taken last month, 58 percent of Americans said Mr. Obama was born in the United States, while 20 percent said he was born elsewhere. Just 41 percent of Tea Party supporters said Mr. Obama was born in America.

So CBS in their utter stupidity is saying that the fact of Obama's actual birthplace depends on a stupid poll? Why don't they take a poll to see how fast the speed of light is or how many chromosomes are in a strand of DNA? Everything is political and decided by idiot polls?

Please, give us a longer lease on life and don't post anything from the unbelievably stupid thing called "CBS".

15 posted on 05/07/2010 2:37:55 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: curiosity
30% of the US population would support Obama even after learning that his father was a Klingon and his mother a vampire.

90% of some demographic groups will support him no matter what.

When CBS runs a poll using disparaging terminology (”birther”), they get the results which they were seeking.

16 posted on 05/07/2010 2:38:25 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: curiosity
On every desk at CBS:
 



17 posted on 05/07/2010 2:41:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: curiosity

Technically speaking, as taxpayers, every Freeper
supports the Dumb Wee Wee and his Rat minions
every time they come up with another BOHICA.*

* For those who haven't yet heard, BOHICA = Bend Over, Here It Comes Again

18 posted on 05/07/2010 2:41:53 PM PDT by Zakeet (Will Rogers never met the Wee Wee)
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To: curiosity

Is this news? He was the same maggot who said only a “slim margin” of people supported AZ’s immigration law.

This Commie maggot is so slanted, so biased and such a liar.


19 posted on 05/07/2010 2:42:05 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: curiosity
obama; birth certificate; obama secret
20 posted on 05/07/2010 2:43:22 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: MHGinTN
Actually, it indicates that there are people—Obamessiah worshipers—who really don't care if he meets Constitutional qualifications or not.

Maybe some, but I've always thought there were also a lot of people who just don't know that if he were born outside the U.S., he would not be eligible. If they knew that, they wouldn't change their minds about his eligibility, they'd change their minds about where he was born. I'd like to see a poll that started with the eligibility requirement and then asked people where they thought he was born.

21 posted on 05/07/2010 2:52:49 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: curiosity

Indonesian Nation



SSN filed as Legal Alien


22 posted on 05/07/2010 2:53:50 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (My UPS driver should try deodorant.)
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To: Nonstatist

The admission that even some Democrats think he might be born outside of the United States actually undermines him. It means that even some of his supporters agree that he is not or may not be eligible for office.


23 posted on 05/07/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: curiosity
As has been repeatedly shown, Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

Yes, in several hospitals in fact. Maybe that sentence should read:

"As has been shown, Mr. Obama was born repeatedly in Hawaii in 1961."

24 posted on 05/07/2010 3:09:02 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: curiosity

The record companies had their chance and blew it. They could have built a digital distribution infrastructure that gave people a chance to pay a fair price for music, but they ignored the technology (except for lawsuits) and dragged their feet. The original Napster operated from 1999 to 2001 and demonstrated the market for digital downloads. But not until Apple opened the iTunes Music Store in 2003 did people have an easy option for buying music online. That was at least 4 years during which the record companies could have built their own stores, but didn’t. If they had, maybe people wouldn’t have grown so used to taking stuff for free.

They could also have figured out a way to let you “trade in” your old music for the new format. Turning a vinyl album into an MP3 is tricky, but I’ve done it; but it’s a lot easier to look for the album online and download it instead.


25 posted on 05/07/2010 3:09:56 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: Ha Ha Thats Very Logical

Oops, wrong topic...


26 posted on 05/07/2010 3:10:35 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: curiosity

I don’t believe this.


27 posted on 05/07/2010 3:12:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: curiosity
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, about one in three so-called "birthers" - those who erroneously believe President Obama was born outside of the United States - nonetheless approve of the president's job performance.

The truth is more like this: Even though these people believe Obama was born outside the U.S. 33% think its okay, despite the Constitution, that a foreigner is president.

Clearly these people are either ignorant of the Constitution or believe that because he was born somewhere else that makes it all more acceptable to them.

28 posted on 05/07/2010 3:18:40 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: MHGinTN

They should have suggested a Constitutional change in the works to only allow Latinos to run as VP, and see how many of the same folks think that’s ok or cool. They could even suggest another Constitutional change in the works to sanction Arizona and remove it as a state (back to territorial status). I’m pretty sure thirty percent of the public would be that’s possible and true.


29 posted on 05/07/2010 3:25:38 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: tbw2
The admission that even some Democrats think he might be born outside of the United States actually undermines him

Maybe, but the snottish elitist who wrote this thinks any article on the Birthers discredits all those white rednecks who live in flyover country, regardless. And boy, do they hate and have contempt for "those" people.

30 posted on 05/07/2010 3:37:35 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama brought this upon himself

Do you actually think he cares?

Judging by his actions, it seems that, far from being worried about it, he finds the birther movement mildly amusing.

31 posted on 05/07/2010 4:01:36 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: Nonstatist

For any Obot that is checking us out, if I is lying, SO IS MICHELLE!

December 2007 fundraiser: Michelle says OBAMA IS KENYAN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnS7L8mnOo0

2008 Michelle says: Obama HOME COUNTRY is KENYA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3XsO9I6swg


32 posted on 05/07/2010 4:03:52 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: MHGinTN

I had an encounter with a 0zombie recently. She keyed up my beat up old truck because she didn’t like my FUBO bumper sticker. Funny thing was I was walking toward her as she got out of her car. I’ve never hit a woman but for this thing I would have made an exception.
Since I couldn’t hit her I cleaned the windows of her fancy auto with acid etch.


33 posted on 05/07/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (Muck the Fuslims, They owe me a son. Time to play cowboys & muslims)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

34 posted on 05/07/2010 7:41:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve found that 2 out of 3 afterbirthers are Obama supporters here on Free Republic.


35 posted on 05/08/2010 1:58:52 AM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: Kevmo

Heh heh heh...


36 posted on 05/08/2010 6:31:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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