While it was trying to determine which Republican presidential candidate is likely to win delegates in the country's two most backward states, an outfit called Public Policy Polling went ahead and asked Mississippians and Alabamans what they think about the legality of interracial marriage, President Obama's religion, and that Darwin guy.
The results are more frightening than you might've guessed:
• In Mississippi only 12% of GOP voters think Obama's a Christian to 52% who think he's a Muslim and 36% who are not sure.
• In Alabama just 14% think Obama's a Christian to 45% who think he's a Muslim and 41% who aren't sure.
Tellingly, among Mississippi voters who believe the president is devotee of Islam, Newt Gingrich leads the GOP pack with a solid 39 percent.
And where does the theory of evolution stand among Republican voters?
• In Alabama only 26% of voters believe in it, while 60% do not.
• In Mississippi just 22% believe in it, while 66% do not.
Not surprisingly, among the wingnuts who don't believe in natural selection, Santorum and Gingrich are running neck-and-neck for the lead.
So, is there any good news? Kind of… According to PPP:
Alabama's pretty much on board with interracial marriage, with 67% of voters thinking it should be legal to 21% who think it should not be. There's still some skepticism in Mississippi though- only 54% of voters think it should be legal, while 29% believe it should be illegal. Newt cleans up with the 'interracial marriage should be illegal' crowd in both states.
Frankly, instead of spending all this money to build a wall along the Mexican border, how 'bout we build it between us and Alabama?
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