Trump has publicized the fact President Obama is hiding his long form birth certificate. This gave Trump some traction in recent polling of potential GOP presidential candidates. Trump seems to be creating doubt in the minds of more Americans. A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll has found only 38% of Americans believe Obama definitely was born in the USA.
(USA TODAY/Gallup Poll)- Still, in the USA TODAY poll, only 38% of Americans say Obama definitely was born in the USA, and 18% say he probably was. Fifteen percent say he probably was born in another country, and 9% say he definitely was born elsewhere.
Republicans are inclined to say the president was born abroad by 43%-35%.
For what it’s worth, not everyone is convinced Trump was born in the USA either: 43% say he definitely was born here, and 20% say he probably was; 7% say he definitely or probably was born in another country. Nearly three in 10 say they don’t know enough to say.