One in five Americans still have misperceptions about President Barack Obama’s place of birth and even more believe he is not a Christian, according to a new CNN/ORC poll that shows old superstitions are not easily put to bed.
Obama, who was born in Hawaii and is a Christian, has been suspected loudly by some of being neither.
The latest poll shows that 20% of Americans believe Obama was born outside the United States, with 9% saying there is solid evidence to prove it and 11% saying it is just their suspicion.
More Americans believe the president is Muslim, with 29% of Americans saying they think the President is a Muslim, including 43% of Republicans.
Donald Trump questioned the president’s birthplace in 2011 when he was considering running for the presidency, pushing for the release of his birth certificate. Obama did release a long-from birth certificate in April 2011, showing he was born at Honolulu’s Kapiolani Hospital on August 4, 1961.
Over 60% of Trump’s supporters say Obama was born in the United States, compared with 71% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters.
The poll was conducted among 1,012 adults with a margin of error of 3%.
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