My home state of New Jersey is one crazy place, according to the new survey of the state by Public Policy Polling (D).
Dave Weigel points out that one out of every three New Jersey conservatives think that Obama could be the anti-Christ. To be precise, 18% of self-identified conservatives affirmatively say that Obama is the anti-Christ, with 17% not sure. Among the self-identified Republican label, it’s 14% who say Obama has the number 666 hidden underneath his hair, plus 15% who aren’t sure.
But oh it gets even worse on some other questions — among both the right and the left.
It turns out that 33% of New Jersey Republicans say that Obama was not born in the United States, plus 19% in the Birther-Curious undecided category.
But Democrats shouldn’t be too eager to laugh at this. On the other side of the political spectrum, there’s some significant 9/11 Trutherism among Dem voters. We’ve got 32% of Jersey Democrats who say that George W. Bush had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. In addition, another 19% of Jersey Dems are Truther-Curious, in the undecided column.
So that’s only 48% of Jersey Republicans who definitively are not Birthers, and 49% of Dems who are officially not Truthers. Don’t you just love our polarized politics?