National Public Radio (NPR) hosts an unscientific poll that says “no.”
It has been the conventional wisdom on my side of the fence that the NPR web site visitors are right. I, and many others have said, nothing will convince the birthers. But what about now, with all the media debunking, new evidence and Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate all over the Internet? Hey, it’s been “shock and awe” over Birthistan.
Visiting the “usual subjects” birther web sites confirms that birthers have reacted to the long form just as they reacted to the short form, with accusations and denunciations. At least for the vocal birthers we deal with daily, nothing has changed. However, I would not jump to the conclusion that we will not see a sharp decrease in the number of people toying with the idea that Obama was not born in Hawaii. I’m sure there will be a poll upcoming to answer exactly that question.