ShareFacebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Email Print Posted in:Politics Public Policy Polling’s Disturbing Birther Discovery In Virginia by UKMN August 2, 2009, 5:35 pm 5 Comments Less than half. Good god. This is after we found out that a majority of Republicans either don’t think or aren’t sure that Obama is a United States citizen. (h/t: Political Wire) ShareFacebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Email See more Previous article New Health Care Deadline: September 15 Back All Entries Next article The Roundup http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi Remember this poll in 2007? Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure. My guess is that over time, the craziness on the left regarding Bush and 9/11 will subside, as will this birth certificate nonsense. Question: Is 3 points more of nuttiness (39% vs 42%) within the margin of error? Which side is more crazy? Solomon Kleinsmith Thats a good point Jimmy. Hatred breeds ignorance. http://detroitskeptic.com/blogs Nick Benjamin To get a standard error of 3% you need to sample 1,000 or more. This sample is only 168, so the standard error is much higher. It’s 7.5% at a 95% confidence according to the formula on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_of_error#Different_confidence_levels No idea what the sample size on the 9/1 poll was, so I can’t calculate that margin. Chris The difference Jimmy is that 9/11 is an unknown, BO being a citizen is a known. Tully The MoE is even higher if the base assumptions or the methodology are suspect. Yeah, I remember that 2007 Rasmussen poll. I thought of it when I saw the DailyKos birfer polling.