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Sheriff Joe isn’t the only American still obsessed with Obama’s birth.According to new polling from PPP, 37 per cent of Ohio Republicans, 45 per cent of Tennessee Republicans, and 38 per cent of Georgia Republicans do not think Obama was born in the United States.
In Tennessee, the number of Republicans who believe that Obama was not born in the United States outweighs those who believe he was not born here 45 per cent to 33 per cent.
Yes, this is still happening.
Ohio, Georgia, and Tennessee are the three biggest states on Super Tuesday, and they are decisive states in the general election. Ohio gets 18 votes in the electoral college, Georgia gets 16, and Tennessee gets 11.
The fact that more than a third of Republicans in each of these states are birthers is bad news for Obama. People who don’t think the president is from this country are pretty unlikely to vote for him in November.
A look at the rest of the poll numbers isn’t reassuring. In each of the states polled, less than half said they believed Obama was born in the United States. And there are large swaths of Republicans who still aren’t sure about Obama’s birthplace — 22 per cent in Georgia and Tennessee and 21 per cent in Ohio.
According to the latest polls, Romney is ahead in Ohio, Santorum is ahead in Tennessee, and Gingrich is ahead in Georgia. They’re splitting the birther vote.
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