Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where Do They Find These People?

Eric Kleefeld reports that they’re growing a strange crop of voters in New Jersey.

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.

This is ridiculous. Everyone knows that Obama is really the son of Sauron.