While the creepy #ILOVEOBAMA continues to trend on Twitter, fewer than half of American adults, 47 percent, say they believe that the president loves his country.
According to a survey conducted by Huffington Post/YouGov and released this week, a whopping 35 percent of Americans, more than one in three, believe that Obama doesn’t love the United States, while 17 percent said they weren’t sure.
The poll was conducted in the wake of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani telling a gathering in Manhattan that “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.”
The poll also found that a similar number, only 45 percent, said they think Obama is as patriotic as most other Americans.
When divided along political beliefs, a distinct difference emerges, with 85 percent of Democrats saying they have no cause to question Obama’s patriotism, and only 11 percent of Republicans offering the same opinion.
Twenty percent of both Republicans and independents said they were not sure if Obama loves America, compared with just 9 percent of Democrats.
The poll also asked respondents whether they personally loved the country. Ninety percent of Americans over the age of 45 said they DO love America, however, younger Americans are not so sure.
“Only 71 percent of under-30s also say that they love America. Fifteen percent of under-30s say that they do not love America, while 14 percent aren’t sure,” YouGov reports.
Naturally, Twitter has the last say on the matter with a new hashtag, #ObamaLovesAmerica:
If u were a member of a church with a Pastor saying 'God Damn America' for 20 yrs then we can question your patriotism #ObamaLovesAmerica
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Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.