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Republicans. Still.


After all these years, is our Republicans learning? Nope. We've seen the president's birth certificate, we've read endless PolitiFacting, and even the team of private investigators Donald Trump sent to Hawaii four years ago has yet to make any earth-shattering announcements about finding the definitive proof that Obama was not born there. And yet:

The new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll asked: “Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States or not?

Just 42 percent say yes, he was born in the U.S., with the remainder divided between those who express confidence he was not (35 percent) and those who do not know (24 percent).

You'll be utterly not shocked to know that among Trump supporters, the number of stone cold idiots is even higher. This is because Trump's supporters are, science fact, deeply stupid.

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In case you were the slightest bit concerned that Democrats are anywhere near as dumb, relax: 91 percent of Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa are vaguely aware that President Obama was born in the United States. No, we can't explain the 3 percent who say he wasn't, or the 6 percent who are just like "SHRUG, I DUNNO," other than to assume those Democrats mistake paste for deep-fried butter at their beloved Iowa State Fair.

Do you want further evidence that Republicans are morons, and not just in Iowa? OK. Public Policy Polling released its latest national polling EXCLUSIVELY to Wonkette fan Rachel Maddow, and oh Jesus, we're not sure whether to laugh or cry or say screw it and move to the far-off foreign nation of Hawaii:

Not the sharpest hammers in the drawer

So if we're understanding the pretty picture just right, more Republicans wrongly believe Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was actually born in the US of A, than Republicans who correctly understand that President Obama was born here. The stupid burns so bad, our skin is peeling.

PPP's poll, now available to non-Maddows everywhere, has some other interesting fun facts, like how 54 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a Muslim. But the derp is especially high among Trump supporters:

Our new poll finds that Trump is benefiting from a GOP electorate that thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim and was born in another country, and that immigrant children should be deported. 66% of Trump's supporters believe that Obama is a Muslim to just 12% that grant he's a Christian. 61% think Obama was not born in the United States to only 21% who accept that he was.

We can't even. And neither, apparently, can Republicans.

[Des Moines Register / MSNBC / PPP]

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