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?
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.