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Mitt Romney Truthiness Score

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This is a score of Mitt Romney's truthiness (thanks for creating that word Colbert) based on ratings of his comments by Politifact.com

The score is a weighted average based on the following point scheme:

  • True = +2
  • Mostly True = +1
  • Half True = 0
  • Mostly False = -1
  • False = -2
  • Pants on Fire = -3

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/

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25 Dec 2012 06:01:02 NaN
24 Dec 2012 06:00:54 [-0.306930693069307]
23 Dec 2012 06:01:38 [-0.306930693069307]
22 Dec 2012 06:01:29 [-0.306930693069307]
21 Dec 2012 06:00:47 [-0.306930693069307]
url = 'http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/';
vals = urlfilter(url, 'byruling/true/">True',36); % this gets 36 numbers for each ruling
score = (2*vals(1)+vals(7)-vals(19)-2*vals(25)-3*vals(31))/sum(vals([1 7 13 19 25 31]));

updatetrend(score);
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