Here is WingNutDaily’s latest support for their birther argument–public opinion polls.  WND reports that a Gallup poll showed 31 percent of republicans had questions about Pres. Obama’s citizenship.  And, according to WND, a recent Washington Post/ABC poll found 20% of all respondents thought Pres. Obama was born abroad.  Here are the actual numbers:

Q: On another subject, where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?

4/25/10

United States 68

Another country 14

No opinion 19

Still a sizeable number.  Other fun stats:

  • 6% — percentage of Americans in a 1999 Gallup poll that doubted the Apollo 11 moon landing happened.
  • 40% — percentage of Americans that believe aliens may have abducted humans, here
  • 45% — percentage of respondents to a 2000 Popular Science poll (see n.50) that believed alien life inhabits the birther movement . . . just kidding, that believes intelligent alien life had visited Earth.

9 Responses to “Guano Crazier”

  1. Christopher Mathews says:

    Some Venn diagrams would be instructive here: I would really like to know, for example, what the overlap is between people who think the President was born in Kenya and those who believe the Apollo landings were faked. Or that Elvis is working as a cashier at their local Stop-N-Go.

    Alas, that data probably has not been collected.

  2. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    JMTG–the Dems had a good and very visual description of that looks like that they used in the healthcare debate.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Less than half of all Americans believe in evolution, which is by far less than any other western first-world country.

    I think Tommy Lee Jones said is best, paraphrasing, a person is smart, people are dumb.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps that’s because when you actually set your brain to “think” mode you see that evolution is a completely ridiculous fraud.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous,

    You are absolutely right. It makes so much more sense to believe that the earth is 6,000 years old and created by a white dude in man-jammies, and the only way to make the man in the clouds happy is to give 10% of your stuff to a dude in a funny hat. Right, no fraud there…

  6. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    Apparently we’ve taken the Golden Ca[l]f thing too far. Let’s steer this back to guano crazy military justice topics. Did anyone see a response from WND?

  7. Late Bloomer says:

    Anonymous,You are absolutely right. It makes so much more sense to believe that the earth is 6,000 years old and created by a white dude in man-jammies, and the only way to make the man in the clouds happy is to give 10% of your stuff to a dude in a funny hat. Right, no fraud there…

    Sounds no more or less absurd than an assumption that every known law of physics was randomly violated, yet somehow produced an ordered system that conforms to every known law of physics.

  8. Anonymous says:

    so you don’t believe in black holes either?

    Same exact issue with violation of “known” laws of physics (although not really) physic laws aren’t violated, we simply don’t understand how they work in a singularity or in a black hole, there is a difference.

    Known laws of physics is the only thing that shows the universe is slightly under 14 billion years old, yadda yadda. But No Man is right, debating evolution on a legal website is a bit outside the box.

  9. Late Bloomer says:

    I agree on evolution being “outside the box.” However, I was once told by a wise old lawyer that “the law is a sticky web that entangles itself in every facet of life.”