Eight Percent of North Carolinians Don’t Consider Hawaii ‘Part of the United States’
The new Public Policy Polling survey of North Carolina, which finds that only 54 percent of the state’s voters know that President Obama was born in the United States, also finds that only 92 percent are absolutely sure that the mysterious state of Hawaii counts as American soil. Only 27 percent of McCain voters say that Obama was born in America, and only 89 percent of McCain voters count the Aloha state as part of the United States.
The poll is here (PDF); results are below the fold.
For the record, Hawaii was annexed by the United States on July 6, 1898, and it became the 50th state on Aug. 21, 1959.