Palin nails down the ignoramus vote

Here's one of those facts that manages to be unsurprising yet fascinating at the same time:

A 51% majority of national GOP primary voters erroneously think President Obama was not born in the U.S. 28% know that he was. With the latter, Palin's favorability rating is 41-52 -- other than Ron Paul, the only candidate these voters view negatively. But with birthers, she has a soaring 83-12, far higher than for any of the others.

So, what this poll is really saying is that Sarah Palin could ride a rising tide of ignorance all the way to the GOP nomination in Tampa -- if half the people planning to vote in the primaries are birthers and if birthers see her as their candidate. Of course, that also means that Obama would even be competitive in the fall of 2012 in places a Democrat has no place competing, from Alabama to Utah. He could even win a 49-state landslide -- just like Ronald Reagan in 1984. Wouldn't that cause people's heads to explode?