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Soral Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:31 PM
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*Only 9% of Americans think Obama born in US* according to poll that doesn't even ask that question
This has to be the most misleading poll of all time.


Not even one person in 10 believes Barack Obama has shown that he is eligible to be president of the United States, according to a stunning new scientific poll that also reveals political independents have less tolerance than even Republicans for his efforts to obfuscate the issue.

"The shocking result in this survey is that just 9 percent said they believe Obama has met the requirements to prove he was born in the United States and is therefore qualified to be president," said Fritz Wenzel, president of Wenzel Strategies, which conducted the survey.

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=276865#ixzz1HFuNNyux


BUT............. the poll doesn't even ask that question!

The question asked was "Are you aware of questions raised about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility for the office of president?"
http://www.wnd.com/files/MarchObamaQ1.pdf

Yes... we are all aware of this issue, that doesn't mean we agree. IDIOTS

How do they get away with this???
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:32 PM
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1. World Net Daily shouldn't even be allowed in the septic system.
:puke:
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:33 PM
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2. They get away with it because it's a site for RW idiots.
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Soral Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:36 PM
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3. I know, but then it filters to FoxNews, and then half the country is quoting it
Same thing just happened with Japan.

Don't worry, the nuke plants will be fine... this one guy on the internet said so.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:42 PM
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6. Yes. "The alternate self-contained right-wing media universe," as Rachel Maddow calls it.
AKA the right-wing echo chamber.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:48 PM
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9. Link to a Mediaite story with video from that Rachel Maddow show:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:39 PM
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4. How did you find this wing nut site?
The whole thing seems to be birther based.
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Soral Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:41 PM
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5. totalfark.com its my newsfeed.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:42 PM
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7. World Nut Daily? LOL.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:45 PM
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8. "Yes... we are all aware of this issue"
There is no issue here.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:50 PM
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10. The Stupid just gets better and better. A bad gift that keeps on giving. We have a Stupid plague
that perpetually infects about a third of this nation.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:50 PM
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11. Like Fox, they make shit up...
And when a few poeple pay attentionto shit they make up, other slightly more mainstreem right wing outlets pay attention.

But the source is They Make Shit up.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:04 PM
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12. Do you still beat your wife? Most polls are designed to influence opinon, not measue it. n/t
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 01:04 PM by Scuba
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:32 PM
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13. Some of these online "news sources" hide their identity using registar services.
I tried to look up one, and found you cannot even identify where on the planet they are.
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:45 PM
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14. You've got the details wrong. The question is in the poll.
WND just misinterpreted the answer.

Your link is to Question 1 of the poll, testing respondents' awareness of the issue. Check this link to Question 2, however, and you'll see that the question was asked: "What is your view of lingering questions about Obamas eligibility to be President?"

Only 9.1 percent of those polled selected "Obama met requirements", which is where WND got its summary. What WND didn't want to acknowledge, however, is that an additional 32.1 percent selected"Questions are not valid" -- which is probably another way of saying the same thing, to most people.

Nevertheless, even aside from this particular poll, I think more reliable sources have found a substantial number of Americans who believe that Obama wasn't born here. Perhaps I should say "who believe that our first black President wasn't born here." Regardless of whether it arises from racism, we should admit that the right-wing noise machine has gotten quite a few people believing this.

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