A Fox News poll released Wednesday shows that six out of every ten Americans believes that President Barack Obama lies to the American people, at least some of the time. A plurality – 37% - say that he lies “most of the time,” while another 24% say he lies “some of the time.” Another 20% say he lies once in awhile, while only 15% say that he never lies.
When asked for examples, most of those who called Obama a liar cited his claim that those who already had an existing health care insurance policy would not be required to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” Obama stated on several occasions, and many of those polled said that, in their experience, this has not turned out to be the case.
Among those who said that the President lies “most of the time” are significant parts of key Obama constituencies. The poll showed that 31% of unmarried women and 34% of unmarried men under age 30 held that belief, as did 12% of blacks and 16% of liberals.
The poll, said Fox News, was based on a random sample of 1,012 voters from around the U.S., reached by landline and cellphone, with the poll taken under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from April 13-15, 2014. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.