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Poll: 45% of Republicans don't think Obama was born in the USA

April 21, 2011 |  5:28 pm

  Obamain in Asia

President Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate has not convinced nearly half of those who identify themselves as Republican that he was born in the United States.

A CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday revealed that 45% of Republicans and 45% of "tea party" supporters agree with the 'birther' movement, and Donald Trump's claims, that Obama is hiding something by not revealing a different birth certificate than the one spread all around the Internet.

The results of the poll were garnered from a random sample of 1,224 adults across the nation in interviews conducted from April 15-20. Of the entire group, one-quarter said he was born in another country.

The poll came out on the same day that Trump, who has been on the forefront of the birther movement for months, complained to CNN that too many reporters begin their interviews with him about Obama's true nationality.

"You have to stop asking me about a birth certificate," Trump demanded.

The Ticket has been covering the controversy since it began in June of 2008.

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Photo: President Barack Obama eats a green tea ice cream bar during his visit to the Great Buddha of Kamakura at the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan, Nov. 14, 2010. Credit: White House /Pete Souza

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