Well for starters, if it was not obvious enough, they are morons because at least 6% of them don't believe that Hawaii is part of the United States. No word on how many of them believe the World Net Daily story that Obama's MySpace page gives his real age. But looking at the first national poll of the birther movement reveals some interesting data that I didn't expect.
It would be common sense to assume that the vast majority of birthers are conservative Republicans. I would have guessed upwards of 85%. But the movement seems to be more bipartisan than I thought.
-62% are Republicans, 20% are Democrats, and 18% are independents
-57% are conservatives, 33% are moderates, and 9% are liberals
-56% are men, 44% are women
-86% are white, 7% are Hispanic, 4% are black, and 3% are other races
While I think the 62% Republicans and 57% conservatives are morons, what in the world are the numbers for Democrats doing that high? 20% of the people in Obama's own party don't believe he was born in the US?!? Did they vote for him anyway? And 9% of liberals believe it?
This does not excuse the Republicans that admit to being birthers. They are conspiracy theorist whack jobs. But, it is interesting that the number of Democrats is that high? That many PUMA's still mad about Hillary? Blue Dogs believing the worst about a liberal? Racists on both sides of the aisle?
The poll found that 24% of Americans do not believe that Pres. Obama was born in the US. A 2006 poll found that 36% of Americans believed 9/11 had some government connection. A Rasmussen poll found that 35% of Democrats believed Pres. Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened (26% weren't sure).
There is a great, easy tendency to believe the worst about your political opponent. It is something we all must fight within ourselves and within our political party.