Unbelievable: Only 51 Percent of Kentucky Residents Believe Obama Was Born in U.S.

A new Research 2000 poll released by Daily Kos shows that only a slight majority -- 51 percent -- of Kentuckians believe President Obama was born in this country. Twenty percent said they think he was born elsewhere, and 29 percent said they weren't sure. "While 94 percent of black respondents said they think Obama was born in the United States, only 45 percent of white respondents were certain that he was born here." The Lexington Herald-Reader reports, "Investigations by numerous media outlets, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact service of the St. Petersburg Times, have determined that Obama was born in Hawaii."

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