In response to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s assertion that President Barack Obama “doesn’t love America,” a new HuffPost/YouGov poll posed that same question to Americans of different ages, genders and political parties. The results show that Giuliani is far from alone in his beliefs.
Overall, 47% of respondents said they believe the president loves his country while 35% said he does not. But the split between Democrats and Republicans on the issue is what was truly striking. While 85% of Democrats believe Obama loves America and just 6% say he does not, a whopping 69% of Republicans came down on Giuliani’s side while just 11% said the opposite.
See the full breakdown below, via YouGov.com:
As the Huffington Post pointed out, respondents’ answers on whether Obama loves America corresponded closely to their answers on the question of his favorability. For Republicans, the numbers matched exactly with just 11% saying both that Obama loves America and that they view him favorably. For Democrats, those numbers were 85% and 77%, respectively.
View the full poll results here (PDF).
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