Poll Racism

GOP Poll: Ted Cruz Might Be American, President Obama Probably Isn’t

According to the latest poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a super-majority of self-identified Republican voters still aren't convinced President Obama was born in America.

The poll also reveals something interesting about birthers and their opinion of Senator Ted Cruz and President Obama.

Our new poll finds that Trump is benefiting from a GOP electorate that thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim and was born in another country, and that immigrant children should be deported. 66% of Trump's supporters believe that Obama is a Muslim to just 12% that grant he's a Christian. 61% think Obama was not born in the United States to only 21% who accept that he was. And 63% want to amend the Constitution to eliminate birthright citizenship, to only 20% who want to keep things the way they are.

Trump's beliefs represent the consensus among the GOP electorate. 51% overall want to eliminate birthright citizenship. 54% think President Obama is a Muslim. And only 29% grant that President Obama was born in the United States. That's less than the 40% who think Canadian born Ted Cruz was born in the United States.

What's interesting is that between the two men, President Obama is the one who was actually born inside the United States. In Hawaii.

Ted Cruz is an American citizen, but he was born in Canada.

Regardless, more Republicans believe Ted Cruz was born in America than believe President Obama was.

I wonder why that is.