I first wrote about this WorldNetDaily poll two years ago. WND asked its readers to respond to the following question:
Under what circumstances will the truth about Obama’s birth finally be revealed?
It turns out that only 1% (22 out of 3382) anticipated this eventual outcome: “He finally steps up to the plate, and releases his long-form, hospital birth certificate.” President Obama did indeed release his long-form, hospital birth certificate in April of last year. Only 1% gave a second correct answer: “Get over it. He’s already disclosed the truth that he was born in Hawaii.”
As I wrote back in 2010, the most bizarre aspect of the poll is the by far most popular (43%) answer: “The truth is already out there, that he is hiding information precluding him from being eligible for the presidency.” What they are saying is that they are convinced by evidence that they don’t have. I am reminded of a quote from the Bible: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”1 By that definition, the birther movement is a faith based system.
Another popular response (15%) says that the new Congress will take over and issue a conclusion. So far there is no indication that the new Congress elected in 2010 will address the issue.
Another minority response (5%) said “A civil lawsuit will finally see success.” I think it likely that one or more civil suits will reach a decision on the merits this year. Whether WND readers will call them “successes” remains to be seen.