Half Of GOP Primary Voters Say Obama Not Born In US

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Nearly half of Republican voters say they don’t believe President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A.

Perhaps even more startling: those same voters are overwhelmingly in favor of Sarah Palin making a run for the White House.

A new survey suggests the race for who will be the GOP nominee to challenge Obama’s reelection campaign remains wide open, with Mitt Romney cutting into the lead of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee — and Palin fighting to keep her lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

A slim majority of GOP primary voters nationwide — 51 percent — doubt Obama was born in Hawaii, while 28 percent are confident of his stated birthplace.

Among that majority, an overwhelming number of voters support a Palin presidential run, contrasted with those so-called “birthers” who believe the birthplace issue may cast doubt on Obama’s eligibility to be president.

“Any thought that the birther theory has been put to rest can be thrown out the window with this poll,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “That view is still widely held in Republican circles.”

Despite the release of Obama’s birth certificate during the 2008 campaign, skeptics say Obama is constitutionally ineligible because he is not considered a “natural born Citizen” according to constitutional standards.

Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was a Kenyan national, while his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 400 Republican primary voters nationwide from February 11th to 13th, with an estimated margin of error is +/-4.9%.

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  1. icecream says:

    They still want to challenge President Obama’s status, but Teabaggers being Teabaggers, they want to put Palin in charge of this country…pure idiots !!!

  2. James says:

    I also have doughts about Palin’s “sanity”.

    1. Equality reigns! says:

      I too have doubts about that witch!

  3. rjsmitty says:

    Public Policy Polling (PPP) is an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1][2][3] PPP was founded in 2001 by businessman and Democratic pollster Dean Debnam. They just make this stuff up

  4. Brad Norwood says:

    THE SAME HALF OF GOP PRIMARY VOTERS ARE ALSO IGNORANT IN RESPECT TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN.

    HE IS VERIFIED AS BEING BORN IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY!

    HIS BIRTHPLACE, THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE, HAS NEVER BEEN A STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    1. rjsmitty says:

      How dare you compare John McCain to a Turd !

      1. icecream says:

        No one compared McCain to you !!!

      2. Equality reigns! says:

        What a disrespectful POS rjsmitty!

        You probably think that Sarah Palin should run and support her moronic views on how this country should be run…into the ground! The bimbo is UNDER educated and will be worse than that POS Bush! Losers all the way around!

  5. Granite1 says:

    Perhaps you did not notice but a few days ago Sarah Palin said that Obama was born in Hawaii, as did Huckabee and Karl Rove.

    There is a clear difference between the leaders of the right wing and many of their nutty followers. Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly all call birthers crazy.

  6. Montana says:

    To all the “Chicken Littles” or should I say “Chicken Hawks” that keep saying that the sky is falling, and the Unites States will fail, never bet against the United States of America, we are coming back and you and the rest of you phonies are wrong!

    The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate, where is there proof you might asked? Up where the sun don’t shine, HA, HA, show some proof birthers or people will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

  7. WH Jones says:

    Obama was born in the country of Hawaii. Look it up –it’s true. So he is not eligible to president!

  8. Granite1 says:

    Hawaii is not a country. It is a US State.

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