Our dearest AM sent out an email earlier today with some surprising information about the American public and it's views of our President. It was not surprising to learn that Democrats and Republicans have different opinions. However, the percentage of people (on both sides of the aisle) buying into all the fear mongering crap that's been floating around is rather astounding.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,320 adults surveyed online between March 1 and 8, 2010 by Harris Interactive.
Majorities of Republicans believe that President Obama:
Even more remarkable perhaps, fully 24% of Republicans believe that "he may be the Anti-Christ" and 22% believe "he wants the terrorists to win."
While few Democrats believe any of these things, the proportions of Independents who do so are close to the national averages.These replies are also strongly correlated with education. The less education people have had the more likely they are to believe all of these statements. Consider these differences between those with no college education and those with post-graduate education:
You can read the full report here:
All photos found via a hilarious Google Images search......