Not that this comes as any surprise or anything…
Here’s an interesting thing to ponder. When you have a look at the Politifact rulings on statements made by President Obama & Vice President Biden vs. the statements made by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, it becomes immediately obvious who lies the most.
For statements that were ruled to be “True” and “Mostly True”, it’s Obama and Biden at 45.0%, Romney and Ryan at 29.1%. When it comes to “False”, “Mostly False” and “Pants on Fire”, it’s Romney and Ryan at 43.9% and Obama and Biden at 28.8%. In fact, Romney and Ryan have over 4 times as many “Pants of Fire” lies as the President and Vice President. Mitt Romney himself has well over half of the total amount of “Pants of Fire” lies (58.6%) of all the candidates combined!
Here’s the data. You can click the chart for a larger version. All data is as of October 21, 2012 and taken from the Politifact rulings webpages for the four different candidates.
Here’s the data I used:
Just so we’re all clear on who the biggest liars are. And, let’s not forget, Politifact is, by and large, considered right-leaning.