Study: PolitiFact Says Republicans Lie Three Times More Often Than Dems

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May 29, 2013 4:43 a.m.
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One of the most prominent political fact-checkers has shown Republicans to be much less honest than their Democratic counterparts, according to findings from a study released Tuesday by George Mason University. 

The study, conducted from the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term in January through last week, found that PolitiFact.com has rated Republican claims as false three times more often than Democratic claims. 

According to the study, 32 percent of GOP claims were rated as “false” or “pants on fire” by PolitiFact, compared with 11 percent of claims by Democrats.

Read the entire study here.

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