Who are the "birthers"? A poll by Public Policy Polling
l finds that the quarter of US-Americans who think the US president was born outside the US are mostly white male conservatives.
The poll found that nearly a quarter of Americans believe Obama was born outside the US, while 62 percent of Americans understand Obama is a native-born American and 14 percent are not sure.
The answer is that 62% of Americans think Obama was born here, while 24% think he was not and 14% are unsure.
10% of the country thinks that he was born in Indonesia, 7% think he was born in Kenya, and 1% think he was born in the Philippines.
That leaves 20%, which includes at least some people who correctly believe that Obama was born in Hawaii, but who don't consider Hawaii to be part of the United States. You read that right- 6% of poll respondents think that Hawaii is not part of the country and 4% are unsure.
It's hard to say what the rest of that 20% thinks. We did ask them if they thought Obama was born in France and while less than half a percent of respondents did, two thirds of that remaining 20% said they 'weren't sure' whether Obama was a Frenchman.
So who are the birthers?
-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
Since the poll does not reveal which brand of tinfoil the birthers prefer for their hats that question is open for discussion here.