Re: "Polls have indicated that about half of all voters question Obama's NBC status."Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh, you don't think so? Birtherism started in the Democrat Party and betyween them and enough Independents who feel the same way, Obama is toast!
Polls have indicated that about half of all voters question Obama's NBC status ...... but the Democrats who question it just don't care because he is their guy. But there are many Blue Dog Democrats who will vote Romney along with the greatest percentage of Jewish voters since Ronald Reagan.
Jews make up about 4% of the voters in New York, New Jersey and Florida but they make up 7-8% of the voters who actually vote in those states and that will be the straw that broke Obama's back here in Florida!
But does it affect their vote? What percent of the 50% will vote for Obama despite their questions? More critically, what percent of the independents who have questions about Obama's NBC status will vote for him anyway?
And, guess what, the 50% who said that they had questions about Obama's status. There is one thing that we do not know about them. Perhaps they question the status of Mitt Romney too. That question was not asked (the pollsters are not too smart).
So you think, but you do not know, that the NBC status question will affect the election. But will it? Not likely. Its' the other way around, the people who do not like Obama for whatever reason say that they question his place of birth---their not liking is what is causing the questioning.
Some percentage of Americans (I can't find polls in 2004 or before) believed that George W. Bush planned the attack on 911. Did that affect the 2004 election? Probably not.