New CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 11% certain and another 16% saying probably that Obama was born outside the United States compared with 42% having “absolutely no doubts” and another 20% saying probably that Barack Obama was born in the good ole USA. No surprise that it’s mostly Republicans with doubts.
But CNN really screwed up on the commentary when they said:
Hawaii has released a copy of the president’s birth certificate – officially called a “certificate of live birth.” And in 1961 the hospital where the president was born placed announcements in two Hawaiian newspapers regarding Obama’s birth.
Anybody with even a cursory familiarity with the topic knows that the copy of the president’s birth certificate was released by the Obama Campaign and not the State of Hawaii, it is called a “Certification of Live Birth” not a “certificate” and the newspaper announcements were not from the hospital but from the state department of health. And didn’t anyone tell them that you’re not supposed to start a sentence with “and?” I would have commented, but the comments were closed at CNN.