14% Think Obama Born Outside US

ABC/ Washington Post poll puts a number to the birthers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 2:13 PM CDT
President Obama addresses the Business Council in Washington, Tuesday, May 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Hmmm, maybe President Obama ought to stop cracking jokes about his birth certificate. In a new ABC/Washington Post poll, 14% say he was born outside the United States. Which means that a year and a half into his presidency, a sizable chunk of people think he's not legally entitled to the job, notes the Post's Behind the Numbers blog. About half the respondents knew he was born in Hawaii specifically.

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