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Is the public finally becoming aware of Bush’s mendacity?

I thought it would never happen, but GWB’s persistent lying is finally catching up with him. Bill Schneider reports:

In early September just after the Republican convention, Bush had the edge as the more honest and trustworthy candidate. After the first debate, Bush’s margin narrowed. Now they are virtually tied. Kerry, 44. Bush, 42. Bush’s rating on honesty and trustworthiness has dropped four points just in the past week.

Hat tip: Liberal Oasis.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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