Public Policy Polling’s Disturbing Birther Discovery In Virginia

Public Policy Polling’s Disturbing Birther Discovery In Virginia


Less than half.

Good god.

This is after we found out that a majority of Republicans either don’t think or aren’t sure that Obama is a United States citizen.

(h/t: Political Wire)

  • Jimmy the Dhimmi

    Remember this poll in 2007?

    Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.

    My guess is that over time, the craziness on the left regarding Bush and 9/11 will subside, as will this birth certificate nonsense.

    Question: Is 3 points more of nuttiness (39% vs 42%) within the margin of error? Which side is more crazy?

  • Solomon Kleinsmith

    Thats a good point Jimmy.

    Hatred breeds ignorance.

  • Nick Benjamin

    To get a standard error of 3% you need to sample 1,000 or more.

    This sample is only 168, so the standard error is much higher. It’s 7.5% at a 95% confidence according to the formula on wikipedia:

    No idea what the sample size on the 9/1 poll was, so I can’t calculate that margin.

  • Chris

    The difference Jimmy is that 9/11 is an unknown, BO being a citizen is a known.

  • Tully

    The MoE is even higher if the base assumptions or the methodology are suspect.

    Yeah, I remember that 2007 Rasmussen poll. I thought of it when I saw the DailyKos birfer polling.