If the certificate isn’t legit,
we must Evict!
On April 27, after refusing to release his long-form birth certificate for more than two years, Obama finally released that elusive document that he had spent a reported $1-2 million on lawyer fees to conceal.
Immediately after Obama’s press appearance to unveil the document, doubts began about its authenticity. See, for examples, here, here, here, and here. The forgery was done so poorly that even tech-savvy San Diego high school students who had thought “birthers” were “nut-cases,” determined the birth certificate is a piece of photoshopped fiction.
Now comes polling evidence that, for all of Obama’s efforts, as many as a third of Americans remain skeptical about whether he indeed had been born in the United States.
About a week after Obama had released an image of his “birth certificate,” Gallup conducted a poll, on May 5-8, of 1,018 adult Americans by landline and cellphone. Here are the findings:
- Less than a majority — 47% of those surveyed — say they believe Obama was “definitely” born in the United States.
- 18% say Obama “probably” was born in the United States.
- As many as 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.