Rise of the Birthers | Astonishing Number of Citizens Don’t Believe President’s Story

Shock Poll: ‘Birthers’ Rule

Bob Unruh|WorldNetDaily

A new poll is shocking the political powers in Washington with indication that only 3 in 10 members of the GOP believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States.

With the issue still disputed in a number of court cases and under review by nearly a dozen states considering laws that presidential candidates document their constitutional eligibility, the poll by Public Policy Polling found that only 28 percent of the Republicans surveyed believe Obama was born in the U.S. while 51 percent do not.

Another 21 percent say they are not sure.

“Any thought that the birther theory has been put to rest can be thrown out the window,” Dean Debnam, the president of the Democratic-leaning polling firm, told Politico.

“That view is still widely held in Republican circles,” he said.

Chris Matthews, host of “Hardball” on MSNBC, discussed the stunning poll numbers on his program tonight, perplexed by the growing tide of those questioning Obama’s eligibility.