The independents are what put him in office and according to this poll, 61% want him to prove his eligibility. The poll revealed that he has a major problem of if he is a legitimate president and this constitutional issue is not going away. It seems that it is escalating, especially with Donald Trumph questioning his eligibility in the MSM last week. Obama has got to resolve this mess out of the respect of the American Voters. Wenzel Strategies » Polls Not even one person in 10 believes Barack Obama has shown that he is eligible to be president of the United States, according to a stunning new scientific poll that also reveals political Independents have less tolerance than even Republicans for his efforts to obfuscate the issue. "The shocking result in this survey is that just 9 percent said they believe Obama has met the requirements to prove he was born in the United States and is therefore qualified to be president," said Fritz Wenzel, chief of Wenzel Strategies, which conducted the assessment. "Even when you combine those who say such questions are not valid with those who believe he has satisfied the requirements, it still falls short of equaling the percentage who said he should step forward and prove his birth origin once and for all," he said. What is most interesting is the response on this question of Independent voters: Fully 61 percent of Independents said they want Obama to prove once and for all his birth origin, which is a higher percentage than even among Republicans. Men are also somewhat more skeptical than women, Wenzel said. At a time when this country faces dramatic problems both here at home and around the world, it does harm to Obamas credibility and undermines the confidence of the American people to have this question hanging out there, Wenzel explained. One can only imagine the storm of controversy that might ensue if we discover definitively after his presidency is over that he was not qualified to hold office. The resignation of Richard Nixon would pale by comparison in terms of undermining public confidence in government. (Emphasis added: This is what Hawaii Governor Neil Albercrombie said he was afraid of , that it would harm Obama in the 2012 campaign and that's why he wanted to end the controversy by showing the real birth certificate) A corollary issue to the Obama birth certificate is the question about Obamas refusal to release educational records, which could hold some clue as to his birth origin and early citizenship, Wenzel said. Two-thirds of all respondents want those records released, while the other third of respondents oppose the release of those records. It remains unclear why Obama will not comply with any requests to show those records to the public.