Poll: Most Republicans Believe that Iraq had WMDs, Obama Not Born in U.S.

| by Michael Allen

A new poll conducted by Dartmouth government professor Benjamin Valentino found that 63 percent of Republican respondents still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded in 2003, even though this assertion has been thoroughly debunked by journalists and denied by the Bush administration.

Only 27 percent of independents and less than 15 percent of Democrats still believe in the false 2003 claim of WMDs in Iraq.

Addiitonally, 64 percent of Republican respondents said that they believe President Obama was born in another country, which would qualify them as "birthers."