Donald Trump not a natural-born U.S. citizen 

Well, I saw it on the Internet, it must be true. Right?

Has Trump shown his Certificate of Live Birth? Because you know, I'm an expert on what that is and how it's different from other types of 1960s Hawaiian birth records, because I read all about it on the Internet.

Okay, I'll stop now. But it's really depressing that we're still playing this game two years into Obama's presidency. This USA Today poll, however, creates some grounds for skepticism about the real extent of "birther" fervor:

[I]n 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.

Views already are polarized about President Obama and some major Republican candidates for 2012.

Source: USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,013 adults. April 20-23. Margin of error +/-4 percentage points.

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.

In other words, you're starting off with about 57 percent who will express at least mild doubts about anyone's origins.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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