Including 43% of Republicans
A new poll from CNN/ORC finds that 29 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, with 1 in 5 saying he was not born in the U.S.
The poll, released Sept. 13, says the majority of Americans believe the commander in chief is an American-born citizen, but a solid minority believe Obama was born outside the U.S.
When asked their beliefs about the president’s religious views, 29 percent of Americans stated that they thought Obama was a Muslim. That number rose to 43 percent among registered Republicans.
Concerning where the president was born, 80 percent of respondents believed the commander in chief was born in the U.S., while 11 percent of those polled said they suspect Obama was not born in America. Of those polled, 9 percent say there is solid evidence the 44th president is not a legal American citizen.