Republicans Think The Nuttiest Things

Yet another poll shows some of the bizarre and untrue things believed by many Americans, with Republicans far out in the lead in their belief for the absurd. John Avlon, author of Wingnuts, reports on a new Harris poll:

  • 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.
  • 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim
  • 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president”
  • 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did”
  • Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama “may be the Antichrist.”

Update: I wouldn’t trust the methodology of the poll to show exact numbers but the general trends appear valid. This is consistent with the rhetoric we are hearing from the right, along with previous polls such as one noted here. That poll showed that 63 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist and that only 42 percent believe Obama was born in the United States.

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    Jack Jodell says:

    Conservative Republicans are completely insane, as I point out in my latest blogpost “Calling All Psychiatrists!”

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    James Chase says:

    Well, lots of our values seem just as insane to them.
    You don’t have any links to the structure of the poll do you? Reminds me of some of the polls about what people who watch Fox News believe. I would like to believe it but without knowing more about the actual poll it doesn’t hold much weight =o(
    This does remind me of the recent Tea Party Convention where the Friday night keynote speaker spent about a quarter of his speech talking about how Obama has never actually proven he is a citizen…

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