Obama the Muslim

Big Steve dismisses the 18% of the public who now believe that Obama is a Muslim by stating that you can get 20% of the public to believe anything.  10% sure, but 20% and I’m a more than a little disturbed about what this says about our country.  For one thing, the number has gone from 12% to 18%.  Yeah, this belief is all among right-wing Christian Evangelicals, but I think it is a dangerous and disturbing thing to have such a large portion of the public so disconnected from political reality.  Especially if this group has a disproportionate influence in our political system through their outsized influence in Republican primaries.

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If you want more, Big Steve has done a nice analysis of the Pew survey on which this is based.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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