Public Policy Polling has broken down where the birthers fall in support for candidates. Not surprisingly they only give Obama a 16 percent approval rating. Actually I would have guessed lower. Also not surprisingly, this group which is out of touch with reality prefers Sarah Palin over the other Republican candidates. Her approval is up at 66 percent, followed by Huckabee at 58 percent, Newt Gingrich at 46 percent, and Mitt Romney at 43 percent.
Here’s an even more interesting way to look at the numbers. Sixty three percent of those with a favorable view of Sarah Palin are birthers. Similarly 53 percent of those who approve of Gingrich, 50 percent of those who see Huckabee favorably and 44 percent of those who approve of Romney are birthers. When these Republican candidates make off the wall statements, keep in mind that they are primarily speaking to their base of support.