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Citing Statistics, Giuliani Misses Time & Again
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In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views.
Discussing his crime-fighting success as mayor, Mr. Giuliani told a television interviewer that New York was "the only city in America that has reduced crime every single year since 1994." In New Hampshire this week, he told a public forum that when he became mayor in 1994, New York "had been averaging like 1,800, 1,900 murders for almost 30 years." When a recent Republican debate turned to the question of fiscal responsibility, he boasted that "under me, spending went down by 7%"
All of these statements are incomplete, exaggerated or just plain wrong. And while, to be sure, all candidates use misleading statistics from time to time, Mr. Giuliani has made statistics a central part of his candidacy as he campaigns on his record.
Facts and figures are often the striking centerpieces of Mr. Giuliani's arguments. He has always had a penchant for statistics - his anticrime strategy as mayor was built around a system known as Compstat that closely tracked crimes to focus law enforcement efforts. On the campaign trail he often wields data, without notes, with prosecutorial zeal to hammer home his points.
Factcheck.org has reported that the Giuliani campaign exaggerated when it boasted on its Web site that "Mayor Giuliani increased the police force from 28,000 to 40,000," noting tha
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Do you check the statistics cited by candidates, or do you take their claims at face value?
I check the candidates' statistics & facts, for accuracy
I take the statistics at face value & assume their accuracy
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2731 days ago
and the facts show Rudly is a LIAR.So is Romney and huckaby.And McCain.And Fred Thompson.Hilary and obama are liars too.Edwardsis too.Hell the only ones don't lie through their teeth are Ron Paul and kucinic.Gravel use to lie but he seems to be truly repentant.But you know the one about the boy who cried wolf.
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