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Mit Professor Asks Another Wrong Poll Question About Obama’s Eligibility

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By Dan Crosby

of The Daily Pen

NEW YORK, NY – MIT Political Science Professor, Dr. Adam Berinsky, says he has been tracking beliefs about Barack Obama’s citizenship for some time. 
From this, we will venture that he must be tracking those beliefs in concert with his vigorous interest to determine if Obama is eligible to be president.  Strangely, however, he does not say if this is his objective.  Perhaps he is just interested in Obama’s geographic origins, benignly and ignorantly. Who knows?
Berinsky’s bio says, “…he is a specialist in the fields of political behavior and public opinion.”  However, in his efforts to plumb the depths of his version of the truth in this matter, Berinsky plots the results of a recent survey in which 1000 Americans are asked the absolute “wrongest” possible question about Obama’s eligibility to be president.  In true or false format, he asks respondents if they believe if Barack Obama was born in the U.S. 
The question, “Was Barack Obama born in the U.S.?” is not the right question.  In fact, there are two far more important, relevant and desperately unanswered questions which must be answered first.
First, “Is Barack Obama a natural-born citizen?” is the most important question.  After all, isn’t this the preeminent question our Constitution actually asks about the eligibility of our presidential candidates.  Article II echoes the patriotic absolution to those seeking the most powerful office…born after our bloody revolution against tyranny, “Are you a Natural Born citizen?”

For all his MIT-ness and lauded grey matter, Berinsky seems to lack the intellectual depth to see the sardonic association between the metrics of natural born citizenship and the minor affiliation of one’s geographic natal origin to it.    

Sadly, by example of Berinky’s survey,  American pedagogues and media have failed in their duty to reach a reasonable version of inquiry into this matter.
Second, and far more legal-worthy, the question, “Is the digitally manufactured .pdf image of Obama’s alleged 1961 Certificate of Live Birth posted by Obama operatives to his own official White House website, two full days after the State of Hawaii allegedly issued two paper copies of the, ‘as yet unseen by anyone outside of Obama’s pod’ documents…an authentic representation of the facts surrounding Obama’s birth?” is a far more important question to waste 1000 northeasterners’ time with. 
If the answer to those far more important questions by all of Berinsky’s 1000 is anything other than “False”, the future of MIT, and America, is in serious peril.
Instead of seeking a deeper realization about the danger Obama’s biographical obscurity and likely ineligibility poses against our constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the offense of an ineligible president against the blood ransom paid by those far worthier than all of us for 250 years, Berinsky was content to surmise that “birtherism” is a problem of “republicanism”.  Ah, yes.  The “party affiliation” excuse for liberal lechery and moral inferiority.
Berinsky writes:
Throughout the year, I have been tracking beliefs about President Obama’s citizenship. From September 15-17, 2012, YouGov.com again surveyed 1000 Americans and asked whether “Barack Obama was born in the United States of America.” In the table below, I present these results, alongside the polls that I presented in my earlier posts.

“Barack Obama was born in the United States”: Full Sample

April 2011

January 2012

July 2012

Sept 2012

Before release of birth certificate

After release of birth certificate

True

55%

67%

59%

55%

59%

False

15%

13%

17%

20%

21%

Not sure

30%

20%

24%

25%

19%

These polls demonstrate the hint of some movement toward the belief that Obama was born in the United States. However the percentage of people who think that Obama was not born in the United States has held steady throughout the year, and perhaps even increased slightly.

As I noted in earlier posts, the incidence of Birtherism is especially pronounced among Republicans. A plurality of Republicans believes that Obama was not born in the United States. Indeed the level of Birtherism among Republicans is the highest it has been this year.

“Barack Obama was born in the United States”: Republicans Only

April 2011

January 2012

July 2012

Sept 2012

Before release of birth certificate

After release of birth certificate

True

30%

47%

27%

31%

27%

False

25%

23%

37%

33%

39%

Not sure

45%

29%

35%

36%

34%

Maybe Republicans lend themselves to seeking the truth better.  Maybe Republicans are more willing to risk venturing outside the bounds of social conformity as a matter of measuring character in leadership, not demographic worthiness.  Maybe Republicans are just more caring about America.  Maybe Republicans love freedom and security more.  Maybe Republicans have more of an affinity for the universal values of honesty and decency.
Or, simply, maybe Berinsky’s conclusion are explained by the fact that Republicans have a better understanding of the truth in “natural law” as defined by a power higher than themselves.
Maybe they understand without tolerance that a natural born citizen is one who was born subject to the natural laws of both GEOGRAPHY and PARENTAGE. 
And, since we know Obama’s father was not an American, maybe Republicans know that Obama is not a natural born citizen and that their answer to such a stupid question doesn’t bring resolution to the problem anyway.
Maybe, only Republican understand the most important question of all is, “Is Barack Obama a liar?” 
The results of that poll would be more useful than this one.      
Given the technical nature of the analysis needed to actually seek and discover the truth about Obama’s natal history, whether you take the fake birth documents or the testimony of partisans, it’s astonishing to think they are so ignorant, as well as cynical, at one of the most technically adept universities on the planet.



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    • prsmith

      Begs the question. . .Is Berinsky that stupid or is he that biased? Sure wish somebody would do a poll.

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