An ABC News/Washington Post poll released yesterday had a shocking result. Fifteen percent (15%) of Democrats think President Obama may have been born in a foreign country. Eighteen percent (18%) of Independents and thirty-one (31%) of Republicans believe Obama may have been born abroad. There is a constitutional requirement that Presidents be "natural born" citizens. President Obama has released a "short form" computer generated birth certificate to Factcheck.org, but detractors want to see his original "long form" birth certificate because it contains more information; such as the Doctor's name and Hospital of birth. The State of Hawaii has issued a statement attesting to Barack Obama's Hawaiian birth. For some unknown reason, President Obama has refused to clear up American's lingering confusion about his birth by asking Hawaii to release his "long form" original birth certificate. It is strange Obama would allow 15% of his core constituency and 18% of Independents to think his presidency is unconstitutional. Here is a post from 2009 exploring the controversy about President Obama's birth record.
Graphic from ABC News (pdf)