Articles from October, 2011
Editor’s note: With the Iowa caucuses only two months away, PolitiFact Georgia will dedicate this week to summaries of key fact-checks on the leading GOP candidates as well as President Barack Obama’s performance on his 500 campaign promises. Today we look at Mitt Romney. Want to comment on our findings? Visit us on Facebook. "The people in Massachusetts like [the state health care plan] by about a 3-1 margin." This was a defense of his record on health care -- when he was governor of Massachusetts -- during an Oct. 11, 2011, debate in Hanover, N.H., where he took heat for signing into law a health care program similar to the reforms passed nationally in 2010. Romney has strong support for this claim. A recent survey by a credible pollster found the ratio of support to opposition for the Massachusetts law at 3 to 1, and other polls suggest levels of support even higher. So we rate Romney’s statement True.
With Republicans controlling the House, many of Obama's promises have been rated Stalled or Broken.
Who would have thought that presidential long shot Herman Cain would become the sweetheart of the Republican field? On Friday, the Georgian appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sunday, he was on ABC’s "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour. Monday he hobnobbed with developer Donald Trump. He even gabbed with the ladies of The View. His new memoir "This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House" cracked Amazon’s top 10 list. This political Cinderella tale might not be a fantasy. A CBS poll released Tuesday shows Cain tied with front runner former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for first place. Support for the political newbie more than tripled to 17 percent of likely Republican voters in only two weeks. Other polls have also placed him at or near the top of the race.