Poll: Republicans Say Palin More Qualified to Be President Than Obama

(FOX News Channel)
A non-partisan Research 2000 survey of 2,000 Republicans has found that a majority believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama and that nearly two in three believe Mr. Obama is a socialist.

The survey, commissioned by liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas, found that 39 percent of Republicans believe the president should be impeached. Only 42 percent say Mr. Obama was born in the United States – 36 percent say he was not, while 22 percent are not sure.

Sixty-three percent identified the president as a socialist, while 21 percent said he is not. One in four say the president "wants the terrorists to win," and another 33 percent are not sure.

One in five say ACORN stole the 2008 election, and an additional 55 percent are not sure. Only one in four say no. Twenty-three percent say their state should secede from the United States.

Thirty-one percent say "Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people," and another one in three aren't sure.

As for Palin, 53 percent say she is more qualified for the presidency than Mr. Obama, while 14 percent say she is not. One in three aren't sure.

The poll also found that most oppose allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, marry, or teach in public schools. They oppose sex education, support religious education in public schools, believe abortion to be murder, and believe "the only way for an individual to go to heaven is though Jesus Christ."

Read the full survey – with commentary from Moulitsas – here.

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