Plurality of Republicans Want More "Birther" Coverage


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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Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.

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