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Items on this page are archived in the order of discovery -- however, you may want to look at the individual items in reverse -- bottom-up -- order, to appreciate how the clamor for Obama's bona fides has dramatically increased since the early days of Obama's usurpation.

A Tool Of Intimidation

Obots assign American citizens who have questions about Barack Obama and his goals to "The Fringe."  This intimidation technique is meant to diminish and discredit anybody who doesn't tow the Obama line.  It's another form of the "race card" trick.

 

As more and more people come to understand Obama's far-left agenda and mysterious background, they question his eligibility.  "The Fringe" is now composed of a huge segment of the American population -- and it is growing.

More And More Americans Want To Know

One of the favorite tactics of the political Left is to smear their political opponents.  They follow Alinsky's guideline -- "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."  They ridicule, personalize and attack those they disagree with, because they can not, and will not, debate the issues.

The Left is unable to defend Obama's decision to hide his bona fides from the American People, so they attack anybody that dares to ask Obama to release his documentation.  One of their favorite tactics is to tar the questioner as a "Birther," or relegate the skeptic to the "fringe."

An AOL Poll that asks the question: "Do you think it's fair to question President Obama's citizenship?"

At 6 AM, on 12/6/09, the results were: 67% "Yes" -- 33% "No" -- and this is AOL, hardly a conservative website.

That's some fringe --  AOL visitors, by a factor of two-to-one, believe Obama should release his bona fides and end the controversy.

 

YouPolls.com has taken down their December 4th poll that asks the question, "Is Obama's birth certificate a valid question."  Obviously, they didn't like the respondents' answers -- 83% "Yes" -- 17% "No."

YouPolls.com is still running the one asking, "Is Obama a one term President?" -- 94? "Yes -- 5.7% "No" -- expect that one to disappear soon.


"Arkansas is the first of four states where we've polled the birther issue (Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado were the others) and found less than half of respondents confident that Obama is a natural born citizen.  The numbers are particularly dramatic among Republicans with 49% saying Obama was not born here to just 23% who grant that he was."

Tens Of Millions Doubt Obama Eligibility
Bob Unruh says a new Washington Post/ABC poll has asked whether Americans believe President Obama was born in the United States -- arguably one component of the Constitution's demand that presidents be "natural born" citizens -- and it has revealed that even one in seven Democrats says he was born "in another country."

Producers of the poll, which done by the mainstream media is a reflection itself of how much concern over Obama's eligibility has grown, described the assessment and its finding that 20 percent of all respondents said he was born abroad to 77 percent with faith that he was born in the United States as taking "another bite at the Birther apple."

But when David Weigel blogged about it at the newspaper, citing 31 percent of Republicans who doubt Obama's citizenship and explaining "Birtherism has remained a stubborn belief in the conservative base, despite widespread denunciation from elite conservatives," one forum page participant tried to put it in perspective.

"So, this poll shows 31 percent and the Gallup poll … on the last 'fringe' threat showed up to 46 percent.  Either way, that's TENS OF MILLIONS of Americans," wrote "JakeD2."  Actually, 31 percent of the U.S. population would range about 100 million.

"I'm still not sure how that large of a group qualifies as 'fringe' (you realize that 50 percent plus 1 would actually be a MAJORITY, right?).  More importantly, for the sake of clearing up any confusion and the historical record, Obama should simply consent to the release of his LONG FORM birth certificate.  Why won't he do that?"

In the middle of 2009, a scientific poll revealed that most Americans were aware of the dispute over Obama's eligibility.  By then there had been numerous lawsuits alleging that Obama failed to meet the "natural born citizen" requirement of the Constitution.

Although that term is not defined in the Constitution, experts who have analyzed the term in the context of the time it was written believe that meant a person born in the U.S. of two U.S. citizens.  While Obama has stated that he was born in Hawaii, his father never was a U.S. citizen, making Obama a dual citizen at birth.  Many contend that alone disqualifies him from being a "natural born" citizen.  Others contend he might not even have been born in Hawaii, since the "Certification of Live Birth" Obama's campaign released is only a summary form of a type that was available to children not born in Hawaii at the time.

Another scientific poll earlier this year revealed barely half of voters -- 51.5 percent -- said they consider Obama a legitimate president.

In that poll, 14.6 percent of Democrats said they do not consider him a legitimate president, along with 52.2 percent of Republicans and nearly 32 percent of Independents.

The Post/ABC project commentary challenged those suspicions.  "[Some] among those inclined to think Obama was born abroad also say that's their suspicion only, not a judgment based on solid evidence," the poll reports.

Of course that's what the dozens of lawsuits and other challenges to Obama, including a court challenge being assembled by Lt. Lt. Terry Lakin, have been about: Seeking documentation one way or another.  Lakin has refused to follow Army orders until he's seen documentation of Obama's eligibility to be commander-in-chief, and his attorneys have expressed confidence that during a coming court-martial hearing, there will be the right of "discovery" to document the validity of the chain of command up to Obama.

The poll cast itself as a referendum on those who approve or disapprove of Obama.

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One shocking result of this poll -- 1 In 7 Democrats Are "Birthers."
Just 51% Of Americans Believe Obama Eligible
Bob Unruh is reporting that nearly 1/2 of U.S. citizens say Obama is not a "legitimate president."

A new poll -- conducted by the public opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies -- marking Barack Obama's one year as president reveals Americans are questioning his legitimacy to hold the office, fear his plans and doubt even his friends.

"Typically, a political figure in trouble from pursuing a radical agenda generally tacks to the political center, but there is no evidence that Obama is interested in following conventional wisdom on this point.  Democrats nationwide may face the fallout in November," warned Fritz Wenzel of Wenzel Strategies.

The poll revealed if the 2012 election were held today, Obama would come in second to an unspecified opponent.

The Wenzel poll was conducted by telephone from Jan. 14-17 using an automated telephone technology calling a random sampling of listed telephone numbers nationwide.  The survey included 30 questions and carries a 95 percent confidence interval.  It included 823 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.65 percentage points.

Wenzel said voters have advanced in their opinions of the issue of Obama's legitimacy from some six months ago when most Americans said they were aware of the questions being raised.

When asked if they consider Obama a "legitimate president," 32.6 percent said no, and another 15.8 percent said they were not sure.  Barely half of the voters, 51.5 percent said they do consider Obama a legitimate president even though he has yet to produce a long-form birth certificate that would prove he was born in the U.S.

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Poll Stories Of The Year -- Number 10 -- Rise of the Birthers
Have you heard of the questions that have been raised by some that Barack Obama should not be president because he has not provided a birth certificate that proves he was born on American soil as the U.S. Constitution requires?   He claims to have been born in Hawaii, while others cite records and statements that show he was born in Kenya.

The people demanding he prove his birth location have been tagged as "Birthers," and those who consider these questions inconvenient have tried to marginalize their opponents by ignoring them or ridiculing them (see Rule 5, here).

I hadn’t paid much attention to this issue myself, so I was surprised when the results to a WorldNetDaily/Wenzel Strategies poll in June showed that 49% -- essentially half of all American adults -- are not convinced that Obama meets the qualifications for the presidency!  Such a result wins this data point a spot at Number 10 on my Top Ten Countdown List for 2009.  It could easily be Number One -- but Obama has so far been able to deflect calls for him to prove his origins.  Pending court action may change that in 2010.

The polling data shows this is not just a Republican fetish.  Even among Democrats, almost one in every four -- 23%  said they were either troubled by these questions about Obama or that he should definitely release all records about the circumstances of his birth, including his long–form birth certificate -- if one exists -- to put this question to rest once and for all.  Even among independent voters, 52% said the same thing.

Men were slightly more likely than women to say Obama should produce his birth certificate, and people in Obama’s age cohort -- those in their 40s and 50s -- were much more likely than those younger and older to say the same thing.

When this question was asked back in June, Obama was riding high in public opinion polls and this issue was not much of a threat to Obama.  But now, Obama’s job approval rating is lower than any president has ever been at this early point in his term, and he is facing little or no improvement in the economy and is pushing an agenda that has proven quite unpopular with the American people.  In this circumstance, the Birthers have an issue that could prove very powerful, and the White House denials to produce definitive documentation proving his American birth only feed the movement.
Nearly 60% Say Obama’s Decisions Are Bad For America
CNSNews.com reports a majority of Americans believe an increased government role in health care would lead to more government corruption, while a plurality of Americans think that scientific data supporting man-made global warming is "mostly falsified."  That is what a new poll by Survey USA reveals.

The poll also shows that 58 percent of Americans believe that decisions by the Obama administration have been "bad for America," as opposed to 37 percent who think Obama’s decisions have been "good for America."

These poll numbers come at a time when Barack Obama is pushing for international agreement to address apparent global warming and is also advocating for a major overhaul of health care in America.

The poll of 1,450 adults by Survey USA was conducted Dec. 11-14, and was commissioned by the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch.  The poll asked questions on several topics, including government corruption, transparency, illegal immigration and the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN).

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20% Of Voters Favor Impeachment
Public Policy Polling (PPP) has a whole slew of poll results -- none are good for Obama and his agenda -- but they slip this one in in the final paragraph:

20% of voters, including 35% of Republicans, support impeaching Obama for his actions so far.  PPP is not clear exactly what 'high crimes and misdemeanors' they are using to justify that position but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think Obama doing things they don't agree with is grounds for removal from office.
Obama's Eligibility Spreading As An Issue Among The States
Early 2010 and Bob Unruh is reporting that lawmakers in several state have jumped into fray, seeking answers to this constitutional question.

The demand for documentation of Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is surging, with lawmakers in several states now working on legislation that could be used to require future presidential candidates to reveal precisely how they are qualified under the U.S. Constitution's demand for a "natural born citizen."

WorldNetDaily has reported on a bill co-sponsored by some three dozen lawmakers in Arizona who want to require candidates not only to submit the information, but state officials to independently verify the accuracy, and bill sponsor Rep. Judy Burges said she has started getting questions from other states who want details about the proposal.

A separate proposal has been created by a freedom of information action group in New York state, and now the National Conference of State Legislatures, which monitors and tabulates the work of legislative bodies, confirms through its database that several other plans are in the works.

Some of the proposals are very clear even without the full text.  In New Hampshire, for example, a pending plan would require "certified copies of birth certificates for nominees for president and vice president."

Others are a little more oblique.  In Georgia, for example, lawmakers propose a bill "relating to procedures for qualification of candidates generally, so as to require each candidate for public office to be in compliance with certain disclosure requirements."

There is no definitive word on what that would mean to presidential candidates.

An Indiana proposal is equally unclear, because it "authorizes a challenge to a candidate's eligibility to seek an office to be filed by a registered voter of the jurisdiction conducting the election."  It could apply only to local elections.

In Virginia, a summary says the proposal "provides that candidates shall provide evidence of their qualifications for office to have their names printed on the ballot.  The State Board of Elections shall provide a list of acceptable forms of evidence."

And in the New York state plan proposed by a freedom of information organization to state lawmakers would provide that "an individual seeking placement on the New York State's election ballot(s) for the office of president or vice president of the United States must present proof of eligibility, as per requirements that are stated in Article 2, section 1, paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution."

The proposals essentially are moving the same direction as a federal measure proposed by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.

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A Tool Of Intimidation

Obots assign American citizens who have questions about Barack Obama and his goals to "The Fringe."  This intimidation technique is meant to diminish and discredit anybody who doesn't tow the Obama line.  It's another form of the "race card" trick.

 

As more and more people come to understand Obama's far-left agenda and mysterious background, they question his eligibility.  "The Fringe" is now composed of a huge segment of the American population -- and it is growing.

Three In Ten Americans
An October 23rd item reported that three-in-ten Americans think their current head of state was not born in the United States, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies.  70 per cent of respondents believe Barack Obama was born in the U.S., while 30 per cent do not.

 

While only 13 per cent of Democratic Party supporters believe Obama was not born in the U.S., the proportion rises to 25 per cent among Independents and 51 per cent among Republican Party backers.

31% Are Unsure
Goddard's Political Wire points to a new Public Policy Polling survey in Arkansas shows that only 45% of voters in the state say they believe Obama was born in this country, while 31% say they think he was not and 24% are unsure.

"Arkansas is the first of four states where we've polled the birther issue (Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado were the others) and found less than half of respondents confident that Obama is a natural born citizen.  The numbers are particularly dramatic among Republicans with 49% saying Obama was not born here to just 23% who grant that he was."
Fox31 -- KDVR Denver Poll

Poll Question:  Do you agree with the Billboard's message?

 

A billboard in Wheat Ridge compares Barack Obama to a terrorist and questions his U.S. citizenship (view the billboard).

 

Do you agree with the message, disagree, or don't care?

 

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Agree (8294 responses) -- 90.4%

 

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Disagree (596 responses) -- 6.5%

 

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Don't Care (285 responses) -- 3.1%

 

9175 total responses

 

You may respond to the poll questions here -- Posted results are "as of" 11/24/09

Obama Was Not Born In U.S., Republicans Say
Three-in-ten Americans think their current head of state was not born in the United States, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies.  70 per cent of respondents believe Barack Obama was born in the U.S., while 30 per cent do not.

While only 13 per cent of Democratic Party supporters believe Obama was not born in the U.S., the proportion rises to 25 per cent among Independents and 51 per cent among Republican Party backers.

In American elections, candidates require 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the White House.  In November 2008, Democratic nominee Obama secured a majority of electoral votes, defeating Republican candidate John McCain.  In January, Obama became the first African American president in U.S. history.

Article II of the U.S. Constitution establishes that only "natural born" American citizens are eligible to become presidents.

Last year, the Obama campaign team released a Certification of Live Birth, which states that Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961.  The State of Hawaii only allows for the release of an original birth certificate under "extenuating circumstances."

Earlier this month, former House majority leader Tom Delay discussed his views on Obama’s birth, saying, "Why wouldn’t the president of the United States show the American people his birth certificate?  You have to show a birth certificate to play Little League baseball.  It’s a question that should be answered.  It’s in the Constitution that you have to be a natural born citizen of the United States to be president."

Polling Data

As you may have heard over the last few months, there have been groups demanding to see President Obama’s birth certificate.  Do you believe that Obama was born in the United States of America or not?
    

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Dem.

Rep.

Ind.

I believe he was born in the U.S.

70%

87%

49%

75%

I do not believe he was born in the U.S.

30%

13%

51%

25%

    
Source:  Angus Reid Strategies

Methodology:  Online interviews with 1,009 American adults, conducted from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2009. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

30% is a pretty big "fringe."
Check Out This Poll
The Washington Post is running an article entitled, "Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama?" that suggests that Barack Obama has the qualities that make him well suited to be a Supreme Court justice.

OK!  OK!  The writer, Jeffrey Rosen, has obviously drunk the Kool-Aid, but what's really cool is the poll attached to this love letter.

It presents this statement: "Barack Obama is best suited to be: " and asks you to select one of four choices -- President;  Senator;  Supreme Court Justice; or  None of the above.
    
         
The results (2/21) are just too delicious.  Check it out here -- right under the photo -- make sure you vote.
Majority of Republicans:  Obama is a Muslim
The Seattle Post-Intelligence reports a new national Louis Harris poll finds that a majority of Republicans believe that President Obama is a Muslim, while 45 percent agree with the so-called "Birthers" that the president was "not born in the United States."

The poll of 2,230 Americans, taken during last weekend's health care showdown in the House of Representatives, shows how successful Obama's opponents have been in demonizing the 44th president.

According to the poll, 57 percent of Republicans, and 32 percent of Americans overall, believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim. The opinion comes despite Obama's description in his bestseller, "The Audacity of Hope", of his adoption of the Christian faith.

The poll found that 45 percent of Republicans, and 25 percent in the overall survey, agree with Birthers that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president."

Even Fox News pundits, notably Bill O'Reilly, have dismissed the Birthers' claims. The state of Hawaii produced Obama's birth certificate during the 2008 campaign.

Another eye-opening finding: 38 percent of Republicans, and 20 percent of Americans overall, agree that Obama is "doing many things Hitler did."

And 24 percent of Republicans, and 14 percent overall, agree that Obama "may be the antiChrist."

The poll found that voters lacking a college education are much more likely to agree with more extreme myths and rumors about the 44th president.

In a more conventional opinion -- echoing charges from some House Republicans during the health care reform debate - 67 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist, an opinion held by 40 percent of those surveyed.

One of yesterday's items focused on the coming attacks from the ObamaMedia. This one is a classic, and it's all about how to spin the results of a poll. It starts in the second sentence. Notice how the writer uses the poll to demonstrate, "...how successful Obama's opponents have been in demonizing the 44th president."

Here's an Obot that reads a poll and comes to all the wrong conclusions. The writer attributes the results of the poll to Obama's opponents' demonization of Obama.  The results of this poll were driven by Obama's history, behavior and words -- and the fact that Obama has vigorously fought to keep his bona fides from the eyes of the American People -- not anybody's "demonization."

The results of the poll indicate Obama has a problem -- for whatever reason.  Just look at these number:

6 out of 10 Republicans and 1 out of every 3 Americans have questions about Obama's religion.
Almost half of all Republicans and 1 out of every 3 Americans have questions about Obama's eligibility.
4 out of 10 Republicans and 1 out of every 5 Americans have questions about Obama's governance.
2 out of 10 Republicans and 1 out of every 3 Americans have questions about Obama being the antiChrist.
7 out of 10 Republicans and 2 out of every 5 Americans Believe Obama is a socialist.

And the question is specific to Obama being a Muslim. I would have to vote "No" in that survey. I don't believe Obama is a Muslim. I do believe that Obama is very empathetic towards Islam, Muslims and Islamic states.  If the questions were broader, these numbers would be a lot higher.

Regarding the writer's allegation that Obama is a Christian, "...his adoption of the Christian faith," -- mayyyyybe?

Obama became a member of the Trinity UCC congregation for political reasons. In the paperback version of "The Audacity of Hope," in the chapter entitled "Faith," beginning on page 195, and ending on page 208, Obama tells us that he doesn’t really have any profound religious belief, but that in his early Chicago days he felt he needed to acquire some spiritual "street cred."

When Obama first undertook his agitating work in Chicago's South Side poor neighborhoods, he was un-churched.  Yet his office was in a Church and most of the folks he needed to agitate and organize were Church people -- pastors and congregants -- who took their churches and their church-going very seriously.  Again and again, he was asked by pastors and church ladies, "Where do you go to Church, young man?"

So, Obama finally joined a church, in part to deepen what one friend called "a whole web of relationships" in the community that gave him a strong political base and a well-connected mentor.

There's no record of a baptism, anywhere, and strolling down the aisle of a black-nationalist church that preaches a Marxist theology and pledging allegiance to the Black Value System does not a Christian make.


I've said it before, Obama is a blend of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Che, Capone, Billy Sunday, Boss Tweed, Muhammad, and Tupac -- he's a hybrid -- he use all the tools -- whatever will get him power and keep him in power.  He's whatever you want him to be, and there's little he wouldn't do.

But the real killer in this propaganda piece is the writer using Bill O'Reilly's authority to introduce this humungous lie, "The state of Hawaii produced Obama's birth certificate during the 2008 campaign."

That is an absolute lie.  It never happened.  I challenge the Seattle Post-Intelligence to prove that statement.  Hawaii never, ever produced Obama's birth certificate.

They won't. They can't.  Hawaii never, ever produced Obama's birth certificate.

But 8 or 9 of the people who read this stuff will remember that "The state of Hawaii produced Obama's birth certificate during the 2008 campaign."

Oh, and if you believe any of this anti-Obama propaganda that Obama's enemies are spreading, you didn't go to college, and you're dumb.
Petition Surges Past 500,000
The unanswered questions over Barack Obama's legitimacy as a president apparently are not going away.  More than half a million people have signed a petition demanding proof he is eligible for the office.

The questions about his eligibility under the Constitution's requirement that the president must be a "natural born" citizen first were raised in a series of legal cases before he was elected.

Now he's been in office some 14 months -- not quite one-third of his term -- and more than 500,000 people have signed a petition demanding to see the proof.

The petition was addressed to the Electoral College, Congress, the Federal Elections Commission, U.S. Supreme Court and others "demanding that the constitutional eligibility requirement be taken seriously and that any and all controlling legal authorities in this matter examine the complete birth certificate of Barack Obama, including the actual city and hospital of birth, and make that document available to the American people for inspection."

As of early today, the signers totaled 500,058 and the number was rising.
Majority Wants Obama Records
Bob Unruh says at a time when Barack Obama is getting heat for stonewalling information about an alleged administration bribery scandal, a new poll shows more Americans than ever suspect Obama is hiding information about his own background and want him to come clean.

Questions about Obama's eligibility, exacerbated by his refusal to answer questions, release ordinary background documentation and his extraordinary legal maneuvers to keep his background hidden, have been on the radar of a number of top-level investigative reporters and news organizations since before his election.

Essentially, while the Constitution requires a president to be a "natural born citizen," none of the questions about Obama's qualifications -- or lack thereof -- under that requirement have yet been answered.

"Simply put, this question about Obama's legitimacy as president is undermining everything he does in the minds of millions of Americas," wrote Fritz Wenzel of Wenzel Strategies in an analysis of his results.

"Our latest polling shows a majority of Americans -- 55 percent -- want Obama to release all records relating to his childhood and his education, including college records, Harvard Law School papers, passport records, travel records, and other similar documentation," he said.

"Asked what should be done should it be found that Obama does not meet the qualifications to be president, 59 percent said he should be removed from office, and 35 percent said all bills signed into law by Obama should be repealed," he said.

The poll said when asked about whether Obama's background documentation -- the school records, birth records and others -- should be released, the 55 percent who said yes included more than 82 percent of the GOP, 55 percent of independents and nearly 28 percent of Democrats.

Further, another 17.1 percent of Americans said Obama should release some of his documentation, making it nearly three in four Americans who want Obama to unlock the steel door on some or all of his background information.

Despite his campaign promises of transparency while in office, there has been no shortage of disputes over secrecy in the Obama administration.  He's already argued in court for more secrecy in the White House, claimed his work is "privileged" and apparently got rid of an inspector general who was applying heat to a friend.

The survey indicates Obama's orchestrated efforts to marginalize "birthers" who are raising questions about him and his background have failed totally.  The fact that only 65 percent of the members of his own party will agree that he's been transparent is a "red flag," the analysis said.

"When Barack Obama was campaigning for the U.S. presidency, he promised one of the most open and transparent administrations in the history of the county.  Sixteen months into his term, a majority of Americans believe he has failed.  That a majority of adults nationwide -- 56 percent -- said he has not run an open administration is a stern rebuke because there is so much power invested in the office of the presidency," said Wenzel.

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Asking The Right Questions About Eligibility
Joseph Farrah says when the New York Times finally conducted its first poll on eligibility questions haunting Barack Obama, it asked them in ways specifically designed to make it appear the general public thought the whole matter was settled -- as its own newsroom culture does.

"Do you think President Obama was born in the U.S. or another country?" the CBS/New York Times poll asked sophomorically in April.

Still, even with such a skewed question, the Big Media must have been shocked at the results: Only 58 percent of Americans think he was born in the United States.

It was clear to Farrah then that Barack Obama is losing ground with the American people each and every time he obfuscates on this issue, stonewalls on the releases of personal documentation, ridicules those who question him and counts on the media to ostracize all skeptics, otherwise caricatured as "birthers."

So Farrah set out to do another poll phrasing questions the way adult journalists would -- journalists who are not predisposed to believe anything and everything Obama says.

Here's a key question:  Recent polls suggest a significant percentage of Americans are concerned about Barack Obama's refusal to release his long-form birth certificate, school records, college records, Harvard Law School papers, medical records, travel records, passport records and other personal documents.  What do you think he should do?
    

In answer to that question, 55 percent said "release all," including 28 percent of Democrats.

An even larger percentage say Obama has not lived up to his campaign pledge to be open and transparent.

A majority of Americans, 52 percent, say he is hiding something.

More than 51 percent say no one can be sure about his eligibility without scrutiny of his long-form birth certificate.

Only 41.6 percent disagree with the statement: "I suspect he was not born in the U.S."

Some 48 percent agree with this statement: "We don't know enough about Obama's birthplace, parentage and his residency in Indonesia to say for sure" he is constitutionally eligible.

    
After the two solid years of the unrelenting media barrage and attack against anyone and everyone who raises these questions and who calls for more openness and transparency, how can this be?

Isn't this a shocker?

How is it possible, that with the media in virtual lockstep agreement that the eligibility question has been settled, that the American people continue to express doubts?   How is it that those doubts are growing with each succeeding poll?

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Middle Class Is Abandoning Obama
Terence P. Jeffrey says Obama gets majority approval rating only from Americans making less than $24,000 per year.

The middle class is abandoning Barack Obama, according to data released by the Gallup Poll.  The only income bracket among which a majority still says they approve of the job he is doing are those earning $2,000 per month or less.

During the week of June 7-13, only 46 percent of Americans overall told Gallup they approved of the job Obama is doing, tying for the worst week of Obama's presidency.  Two weeks ago, forty-six percent also said they approved of the job Obama is doing, and last week 47 percent said they approved.

But when Obama’s approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallup -- those who earn less than $2,000 per month -- that gives Obama a majority approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approved of the job he is doing.

Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.  Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.  And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.

The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $24,000 to $59,988 income bracket was the week of May 10-16, when it was 51 percent.  The last time it topped 50 percent among the $60,000 to $89,988 income bracket was the week of May 3-9, when it was 51 percent.  The last time Obama’s approval topped 50 percent among the $90,000 and above income bracket was the week of April 19-25, when it was 51 percent.

Obama’s current 52 percent approval among Americans earning less than $2,000 per month is the lowest it has been among that income bracket in his presidency.  In the week of April 19-25, his approval was at 60 percent in this income bracket.  It has dropped eight points since then.

The week of his inauguration -- Jan. 19-25, 2009 -- Obama’s approval was 73 percent among those earning less than $2,000 per month, 66 percent among those earning between $2,000 and $4,999, 69 percent among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month, and 66 percent among those earning $7,500 per month or more.
Americans Don't Care Much For Obama
These are the results of the latest polling done by Abrams, Herzog & Filippi Analytics for U.S.E. News.  The question asked was, "What grade would you give Obama as President Of The United States as of today?:
    

 36% gave Obama the failing grade of "F"

 19% gave Obama the scraping by grade of "D"

 24% gave Obama a gentleman's grade of "C"

 13% gave Obama a respectable grade of "B"

  8% gave Obama a grade of "A"
    

Obama would get a D or F grade by 55% of the American public -- a complete failure by any yardstick.

Only 21% of Americans believe that Obama is doing a good job -- and that's the 21% of Americans receiving Obama's reparation and redistribution money.
Not Even 4 In 10 Believe Obama Birth Story
Bob Unruh says not even four in 10 people across America believe Obama's narrative about being born in Hawaii, according to a new poll.

A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll shows that only 39 percent of respondents believe Obama was born in Hawaii as he wrote in his book.

The magazine boasted, "A whopping 63 percent -- very nearly two-thirds of us -- went out on a limb and stated for the record that we believe in the United States.  It's enough to make you proud to be an American -- or 63 percent proud, at any rate."

But that included those who say they believe he was born in Kansas or some other unknown state, which still would conflict with Obama's narrative.

The question asked, "Do you think Barack Obama was BORN IN the United States, or do you think he was born in another country?"

Thirty-nine percent said they believe he was born in Hawaii, 1 percent identified Kansas as his birthplace and 3 percent said "someplace else in the U.S."  A full one in five -- 20 percent -- said they were not sure in which state Obama was born.

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Poll By CNN Is Bad News For Obama
The Perpetual View Blog says a new poll by CNN, whose editorial commentary largely supports Obama and his policies, delivered some bad news on his apparent birthday today: 6 of 10 people are uncertain Obama was even born in the United States.

The poll was taken July 16-21 of 1,018 adults, including 335 Democrats and 285 Republicans.  It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The question was: "Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, or definitely born in another country?"
    

Definitely in the United States got the vote from 42 percent of the respondents.
29 percent said Obama was probably born in the U. S.
16 percent said Obama probably was born in another country.
11 percent said he definitely was born somewhere other than the U.S.

    
That's 6 of 10 Americans uncertain about the circumstances of Obama’s birth -- and therefore his eligibility under the U.S. Constitution even to be president.
    

1 in 3 Democrats are not sure -- 64 percent of Democrats believe he definitely was born in the U.S.
2 in 3 Independents are unsure -- for independents, 37 percent believe he definitely was born in the U.S.
7 out of 10 GOPers are unsure --  only 23 percent believes Obama was definitely born in the U.S.

    
Fully 41 percent of the GOP believe he definitely or probably was born outside the United States, and it’s nearly 30 percent for Independents.

"It’s surely not what the leader of the free world wants for his birthday.  But, for a stubborn group of Americans, conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birthplace are the gifts that keep on giving," CNN said.
Majority Of Likely GOP Primary Voters Are Birthers
Alex Pareene says fifty-one percent of people who say they're likely to participate in a Republican primary next year are Birthers, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.  Twenty-eight percent firmly believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States and 21 percent are unsure.  "If anything," PPP writes, "Birtherism is on the rise."  Of course it is!  Who's combating it?

Birthers have an 83 percent favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, by the way.

I think these are largely casual Birthers -- not the ones who examine the "evidence" such as it is and concoct bizarre conspiracy theories, but people who believe it because they heard it somewhere, and they don't like Obama.  Dave Weigel says "Birtherism has become another screen for extreme partisanship," with Birthers giving higher favorability marks to Palin, Huckabee and Gingrich than the non-conspiratorial respondents.

The fact that Birthers are now the most dedicated Republicans helps explain why Republicans like Speaker John Boehner decline to debunk Birtherism when offered the opportunity.  Republicans are generally less willing than Democrats to disown their base, which inspires greater party loyalty and also leads to a huge segment of the electorate believing elaborate fictions about nearly everything related to politics and policy.

And now the majority of the people who will decide which person will be the next presidential candidate for one of the United States' two major political parties are convinced of a bizarre and untrue conspiracy theory about the current president.  Democracy is flourishing!

One other interesting finding: Romney is still in a surprisingly strong position, with a slim majority of respondents declaring him "qualified" for the presidency.  That isn't much, but it's better than everyone else.

Salon.com supports Obama and the writer is a Gullible, but is interesting nonetheless.  It demonstrates the number of American People who have a problem with Obama's story continues to increase, and how the ObamaMedia is concerned about these folks and has resorted to describing them with pejoratives and ridicule -- Alinsky would be proud.
91% Question Obama's Eligibility
Bob Unruh says 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, chief of Wenzel Strategies, which conducted the assessment.

"Even when you combine those who say such questions are not valid with those who believe he has satisfied the requirements, it still falls short of equaling the percentage who said he should step forward and prove his birth origin once and for all," he said.

Wenzel Strategies, an independent public opinion research firm based in Ohio, conducted a nationwide telephone poll using a randomly selected sample of all adults.  The survey, including 1,095 respondents, was conducted March 15-17, 2011, and carries a confidence interval of 95 percent and a margin of error of +/- 2.93 percentage points.

"The question of whether Barack Obama is eligible to hold the office of president is remarkable in that so many people are aware of the questions that remain unanswered.  The survey shows that 77 percent are aware of the issue, and another 12 percent said they are unsure, which likely means they know a little but not enough to articulate details," Wenzel said in his analysis of the results.

"Given the level of interest that the American public now devotes to politics, especially in an off-election year, this finding is remarkable.  It speaks volumes about Obama's unwillingness or inability to satisfy this question once and for all," he said.

It was back in June 2009 when Wenzel asked the simple question, "Are you aware of questions raised about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility for the office of president?" and 51.3 percent responded yes.

This month, 77 percent of the Democrats who responded said they are.  Nearly 82 percent of the Republicans are, and almost 69 percent of the Independents.  Overall, 76.8 percent said yes, and another 11.7 percent said they were unsure.  Only 11.5 percent said there were not aware of the questions.

"Half of those surveyed said they believe these questions about Obama's legitimacy as president are either troubling or should be satisfied by Obama.  In fact, more people want Obama to prove his legitimacy -- 42 percent -- than believe that the lingering questions are not valid -- 32 percent," Wenzel said.

That division is 41.9 percent who say Obama should prove his birth story, including 60.9 percent of Independents, 58.6 percent of Republicans and 13.2 percent of Democrats.

Another 7.9 percent the questions are troubling

"What is most interesting is the response on this question of Independent voters: Fully 61 percent of Independents said they want Obama to prove once and for all his birth origin, which is a higher percentage than even among Republicans.  Men are also somewhat more skeptical than women," Wenzel said.

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Gallup:  Most Americans Still Question Obama
Susan Page says Obama released his long-form birth certificate last month, confirming he was born in Hawaii, but that hasn't settled the question of his birthplace for some Americans.

In a Gallup Poll taken May 5-8, 47% of those surveyed -- less than a majority -- say they believe Obama was "definitely" born in the United States.  Another 18% say he "probably" was born here.

But a third of Americans remain skeptical or unsure: 8% say he probably was born elsewhere, 5% say he definitely was, and 20% say they don't know enough to say.

The poll of 1,018 adults, taken by landline and cellphone, has a margin of error of +/-4 percentage points.

Ten percent of Republicans continue to say Obama was definitely born elsewhere, compared with 5% of independents and 2% of Democrats.  Southerners and those with lower levels of income and education are most likely to doubt that Obama was born in the USA.

Susan demonstrates that she is the prototypical Gullible by writing, "Obama released his long-form birth certificate last month, confirming he was born in Hawaii."

Has she seen it?  No.  Has any other "journalist" seen it?  No.  Has any independent forensic document examiner examined it?  No.  Susan wrote that statement based solely on the word of Team Obama.

I will give Susan credit, however, for correctly identifying Obama's citizenship status as "native born," not "natural born."

These numbers show a slight, favorable increase for Obama since the August 2010 CNN poll, but not enough to indicate that the  release of Obama's latest counterfeit "birth certificate" has really changed anybody's mind.
New Poll: Obama Not Born In The USA
America's Conservative News says if you doubt Barack Obama was born in the United States and doubt his eligibility to serve as President of the United States, yet another poll has just confirmed that you're not alone. Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic polling company (yes, you read that right, a Democratic polling firm), just released the results of its latest poll on December 18 and some of the more shocking findings were, yet again, totally ignored and buried by the LameStream Media.

Among those results, a whopping 52% of self-identified caucus goers in Iowa said they either believe that Barack Obama was not born in the United States (31%) or said they were not sure if Obama was born in the United States (21%). Again, the media totally ignored this bombshell and decided, instead, to report another finding of the poll, namely that Congressman Ron Paul is gaining an edge among Iowa caucus goers.

And here's another shocking revelation from the poll. Just in case you may be thinking that only "rabid TEA Party types" doubt Obama is eligible to serve as President of the United States, the same poll found that a whopping 74% did not consider themselves to be members of the TEA Party movement and moreover, 28% described themselves as either "very liberal," "liberal," or "moderate."

While we're on the subject shocking trends possibly uncovered by the PPP poll, here are some more interesting findings, also ignored by the LameStream Media, which could indicate that Obama is doomed to be a one-term president.

Among the poll respondents, only 55% claimed that they participated in the 2008 Republican Iowa Caucus. 32% claimed they didn't vote in the 2008 caucus and 13% actually claimed that they voted in the Democratic Caucus in Iowa in 2008. Those findings should be very disturbing to Team Obama because they could indicate that a massive shift may be occurring across the nation. At least in Iowa, a massive ground-shift is taking place as people are either switching teams or becoming engaged for the first time.

The PPP Poll also may have discredited yet another myth that the GOP establishment and the LameStream Media have been beating like a cheap drum; namely that Republicans are mainly looking to a candidate that "can beat Barack Obama." According to the PPP Poll only 32% of respondents listed a "candidate's ability to beat Obama" as the most important criteria in deciding which candidate to support and a clear majority (56%) claimed the candidates’ stands on the issues were the most important criteria.

Of course, the PPP Poll is not the first poll showing that large numbers of Americans still doubt Obama's eligibility. A number of nationwide polls over the past two years have confirmed that doubt has been wide-spread for some time. The most recent of these polls is a June 2011 Wenzel survey which indicated that even 28% of Democrats wanted Congress to investigate Obama's eligibility AFTER the publication of Obama's alleged long-form birth certificate on the Internet.

Even a CNN poll taken back in August of 2010, which was heavily weighted toward Democrats, indicated that 6 in 10 of Americans doubt Obama was born in the United States. The LameStream Media continues to ignore the questions over Obama's eligibility but the American people refuse to let the issue die and, this much is sure, it will likely be the issue that dare not speak its name in the November election.

A full report on the methodology of the poll can be found here.
Stunning Percentage Agrees With Sheriff Joe

Bob Unruh is reporting that half of Americans are unconvinced that Barack Obama’s birth certificate, released in 2011 at the White House amidst fanfare and proclamation that it is “proof positive” of Obama’s eligibility to be president, is authentic.

About the same number disbelieve his eligibility to be president, and the skeptics also say he has not provided adequate and “authentic” documentation about his qualifications to sit as commander in chief in the Oval Office.

The confirmation numbers are the newest on the long running debate over Obama’s eligibility and occupancy of the presidency, and are from a WND/Wenzel Poll conducted exclusively by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies.

The scientific telephone survey was conducted March 10-13 and has a margin of error of 3.72 percentage points.

The poll reveals that nearly 33 percent of the respondents say they do not believe Obama has “provided adequate and authentic documentation that he is qualified to serve as president.”

And another 14 percent say they are uncertain whether he has.

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Merrill/Morrison Poll Looks At Birther Bill

According to Dr. Bruce Merrill, senior fellow at Morrison Institute and the poll’s director, the findings indicate a disconnect between the policies of the state Legislature and the average voter in Arizona.
 

Six in 10 (60 percent) Arizona voters would support a “birther bill” requiring presidential candidates to sign an affidavit affirming they are American citizens.

Support is highest among registered Republicans (76 percent support the idea) while 58 percent of Democrats oppose it.

The Legislature passed the bill in 2011, but the governor vetoed it, saying that such a law “could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions.”

Efforts to revive a "Birther bill" for the 2012 session were unsuccessful.

Poll details

Fifty-nine percent of the 488 telephone interviews were conducted in Maricopa County, 16 percent in Pima County and 25 percent in Arizona’s other counties. Forty-nine percent of the voters interviewed were men; 51 percent women.

The sample was weighted to be 36 percent Republican, 30 percent Democrat and 34 percent registered independents or "others." The sample was selected so as to include representative samples cell phone users and Hispanics.

The sampling error for the statewide sample survey is plus or minus 4.4 percent.

The interviews were live and conducted April 10-14 and April 16-20.

Question wording

How about the so-called "birther bill" that would require presidential candidates to come to sign an affidavit that they are an American citizen?
 

Strongly support -- 34%
Support -- 26%
Oppose -- 11%
Strongly oppose -- 25%
Don’t know/no opinion -- 4%

   

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