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United States President Barack Obama meets with a small group of veterans and Gold Star Mothers to discuss the Iran Nuclear deal in Washington on Sept. 10, 2015.
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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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