A new survey of North Carolina by Public Policy Polling (D) finds that only 54% of the state’s voters say President Obama was born in the United states, with 26% saying he was not and another 20% not sure.
Among North Carolina Republicans, a 47% plurality — nearly a full majority — say Obama was not born in America. Only 24% of state Republicans say he was born here, with 29% not sure.
It gets better, with PPP asking this question: “Do you consider Hawaii to be part of the United States?” Here it’s 92% saying yes, 5% saying no, and 3% not sure. Among Republicans, 88% say Hawaii is a part of America, to 7% who say it is not, and 4% aren’t sure.