Poll: Persistent Partisan Divide Over ‘Birther’ Question

A first look reveals significant and surprising differences between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to their beliefs about Obama's birthplace


The question over President Barack Obama's birthplace first led Donald Trump to the political stage and even though Obama produced birth certificates since, questions still persist among certain groups over where Obama is from, NBC News reported.

Seventy-two percent of registered Republican voters still doubt President Obama's citizenship, according to a recent NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll conducted in late June and early July of more than 1,700 registered voters. And this skepticism even exists among Republicans high in political knowledge.

To see whether voters believe that Obama was not born in the United States, pollsters asked them about their agreement with this statement: "Barack Obama was born in the United States." The chart below shows responses broken down by party identification.

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