Lie of the Year 2011: Readers' poll results
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We received 9,214 votes in our readers' poll. Here are the results:
|The economic stimulus created "zero jobs." -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee and other Republicans||24%|
|Abortion services are "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does."- Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.||17%|
|"Republicans voted to end Medicare." -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democrats||16%|
|Scientists are "questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. … (It is) more and more being put into question." -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry||11%|
|The vaccine to prevent HPV can cause mental retardation. -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann||10%|
|President Obama "went around the world and apologized for America." -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney||8%|
|"I didn't raise taxes once." -- President Barack Obama||6%|
|Because of more restrictive voting laws, Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws." -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and head of the Democratic National Committee||4%|
|Other (Suggestions varied widely: "Tax cuts for the top 2% create jobs!!! NOT!", "That he OBAMA IS NOT A MARXIST WHEN HE REALLY IS!", "All of the above", "every time that Pres. Obama opens his mouth", "Tax cuts and deregulation will create jobs - All of the GOP candidates.")||2%|
|The Obama administration's review of obsolete regulations was "unprecedented." -- President Barack Obama||1%|
|Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation." -- Facebook posts||1%|