Haven’t we been over this? In a survey released this week by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, 51 percent of likely Republican primary voters polled don’t believe President Obama was born in the United States, with only 28 percent confident that he was. The “birther” contingent—those who believe that Obama’s right to inhabit the White House is void because he isn’t a citizen—clearly aren’t going away; in fact, PPP says there are more now than the last time it polled on the question two years ago.
Which Republicans stand to benefit from this bloc in 2012? According to PPP’s survey, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is birthers’ top pick for president at 24 percent, followed by Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney. National Journal takes a look at what each candidate has said—or strategically not said—about Obama’s citizenship.
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