Friday, October 24th, 2014

Updating the Obameter and the GOP Pledge-O-Meter

We're updating our Obameter database of campaign promises.
We're updating our Obameter database of campaign promises.

With the election over, we're now turning our attention to another important aspect of our work -- tracking campaign promises.

Four years ago, we launched the Obameter, our feature on President Barack Obama's promises from the 2008 campaign. We identified 508 promises and have been rating them on a scale from In the Works to Promise Broken. Two years ago, we created the GOP Pledge-O-Meter, which tracks the promises of the House Republicans.

In the next few weeks, we'll be updating our ratings on the 2008 Obameter and the Pledge-O-Meter and collecting new ones from President Obama's 2012 campaign.

We'd love your help.

For the Pledge-O-Meter and our original Obameter, we'll be updating the promises now rated In the Works or Stalled. If you know of any progress -- or a lack of progress -- on any of them, please let us know by emailing truthometer@politifact.com or tweet us with the hashtags #obameter or #goppledge.

For the 2012 campaign, we're compiling a list of every promise that Obama made. We're scouring his campaign website, speeches and comments from debates and interviews. If you know of specific promises you believe we should include, please email us at the same address -- truthometer@politifact.com or tweet with the hashtag #obameter2012.