Monday, November 5, 2012

Election: Truthfullness

Much has been made of Mitt Romney's ridiculous claim that Jeep is planning to move production to China.

The furor made me think I should refresh and share a chart I've made several times over the last couple of months.

The graph examines each candidate's statements as rated by the independent fact-checker Politifact, displayed in a single easy-to-read graph. The specific numbers have changed a little (as has the presentation) but the takeaway has not changed: Both candidates lie, Mitt Romney lies more.

The data shown include anything said by either candidate which has been rated by Politifact. This includes statements made before the campaign. It includes 202 statements from Mitt Romney, and 452 statements by Barack Obama.

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