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The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by karlhenning » Fri May 07, 2010 9:01 am

Poll: 14 percent think Obama was born abroad
Now, who are the purveyors of the poisonous misinformation, I wonder?

Yes, I wonder.

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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by DavidRoss » Fri May 07, 2010 9:22 am

IIRC, there are more who think New Mexico is a foreign country.
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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by HoustonDavid » Fri May 07, 2010 9:34 am

For some, it is much easier to believe a lie than face the truth that an intelligent and
honorable man is the leader of our country. I also don't think they can face the truth
that they will all-too-soon be the minority.
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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by karlhenning » Fri May 07, 2010 10:53 am

DavidRoss wrote:IIRC, there are more who think New Mexico is a foreign country.
Maybe your fact and the poll intersect, Dave! Could be as simple as, they are under the impression that Hawaii is foreign soil ; )

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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by karlhenning » Fri May 07, 2010 10:54 am

HoustonDavid wrote:For some, it is much easier to believe a lie than face the truth that an intelligent and
honorable man is the leader of our country. I also don't think they can face the truth
that they will all-too-soon be the minority.
For many, that latter realization truly seems to be a shock.

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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by Barry » Fri May 07, 2010 11:33 am

karlhenning wrote:
Poll: 14 percent think Obama was born abroad
Now, who are the purveyors of the poisonous misinformation, I wonder?

Yes, I wonder.

Cheers,
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Intersting. That's less than half of the percentage of Americans who think the Bush administration either was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or knew about it in advance but failed to stop it intentionally according to one poll from a reputable source that I saw some time back.
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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by RebLem » Sat May 08, 2010 2:53 am

Barry wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Poll: 14 percent think Obama was born abroad
Now, who are the purveyors of the poisonous misinformation, I wonder?

Yes, I wonder.

Cheers,~Karl
Interesting. That's less than half of the percentage of Americans who think the Bush administration either was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or knew about it in advance but failed to stop it intentionally according to one poll from a reputable source that I saw some time back.
It is perhaps consoling, or, alternately, more alarming, to understand that all these figures include the 7% of Americans who think Elvis is still alive. :wink:
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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by Barry » Sat May 08, 2010 3:09 pm

RebLem wrote:
Barry wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Poll: 14 percent think Obama was born abroad
Now, who are the purveyors of the poisonous misinformation, I wonder?

Yes, I wonder.

Cheers,~Karl
Interesting. That's less than half of the percentage of Americans who think the Bush administration either was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or knew about it in advance but failed to stop it intentionally according to one poll from a reputable source that I saw some time back.
It is perhaps consoling, or, alternately, more alarming, to understand that all these figures include the 7% of Americans who think Elvis is still alive. :wink:
I understand he and Jim Morrison hold a vidual at Paul McCartney's grave every year. :wink:
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Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

Post by jbuck919 » Sun May 09, 2010 6:00 pm

I sometimes wonder why they don't do a control on this by polling the same group to see if they think George Washington is still alive. IOW how many of these respondents are stating beliefs they don't have just because they don't take the poll seriously.

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