The Birther Population

by Vince

A little stat for ya:

Greg Sargent notices something interesting in the PPP poll showing how unhinged GOP primary voters are on the question of Obama’s very legitimacy as president: among non-Birthers, Sarah Palin has a favorable/unfavorable rating of 41 – 52. Among Birthers, it’s a whoppingly favorable 83 – 12, far higher than anyone else. Here’s Greg’s interpretation:

It seems fair to speculate that the success of Palin’s approach — her grievance-mongering, her strident attacks on Obama, her virtuosity in crafting the most lurid formulations to paint Obama as an alternately weak and tyrannical figure — is rooted in her unique ability to speak directly to the far right wing base’s seething underbelly of anti-Obama hatred.

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