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Monday, September 7, 2009

Nearly Half Of My State Must Be Idiots

The Lexington Herald Leader recently ran a story regarding a poll of Kentucky residents who were asked if they believed Obama was born in the US.

Despite evidence that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, only a slight majority of Kentuckians think the Democratic president was born in the United States, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by Research 2000 and released by the liberal publication Daily Kos, showed that 51 percent of Kentuckians said they think Obama was born in this country. Twenty percent said they think he was born elsewhere, and 29 percent said they weren't sure....Respondents were asked: "Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not?"

Beliefs about Obama's birthplace are divided along racial and political lines.

While 94 percent of black respondents said they think Obama was born in the United States, only 45 percent of white respondents were certain that he was born here.

While this is not suprising, the fact that nearly half the state that I was born and raised in are so easily misled and apparently kowtow to the racist mindset makes me want to leave this place.

Daily Kos has more information showing what Kentucky residents think of Obama.

1 comment:

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

If you're leaving ol' Kaintuck, don't evern THINK about moving to New Mexico, unless you can persuade somebody else to leave...


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