Via Dave Weigel, I see Pew has a new poll reporting that 39 percent of self-identified Republicans believe there has been "too little" coverage of "allegations that President Obama was not born in the United States." Since I take the view that this issue deserves substantially less coverage (which is to say no coverage), I hope this teeny post isn't indulging the hopes and dreams of a plurality of the GOP. I just think the poll is a more direct refutation of the Jamie Kirchick thesis that the batty birther story is being driven by liberals who are "bent on portraying their conservative opponents as extremists." But I stand by my original points, too.

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