Can it really be true that 2/3 of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist? According to a new Harris poll, as reported by Jon Avlon, it is true. Other results of this poll:
- Nearly 60% of Republicans (one third overall) believe Obama is a Muslim
- Close to half of Republicans (one quarter overall) subscribe to the Birthers' belief that Obama isn't eligible to be president
- Almost 40% of Republicans (two in ten overall) agree that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"
- Roughly one fourth of all Republicans (14% overall) question whether or not Obama is the Antichrist.
The one thing that isn't surprising in all this: Those with a college education are far less likely to believe such claims. Which explains, AFAIC, how monied interests are able to convince those who wear blue collars that the Republicans are out for the little guy.