Esquire/Yahoo! poll: Americans expect both parties to lie in campaign ads

Americans expect both campaigns to lie in the race for the White House this fall, a new survey finds.

While more Americans view President Barack Obama's campaign ads as more honest, the Esquire/Yahoo! poll shows the two candidates are neck and neck when it comes to which ads contain the most outright lies.

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Forty-three percent of respondents said ads for GOP candidate Mitt Romney contained lies, while 37 percent said the same of ads for Obama, Yahoo! News reported.

The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Of the 1,000 people surveyed Sept. 7-10, 42 percent said they believe that Obama's ads stick more to the truth. Just 30 percent thought the same about Romney's ads, according to the poll.

Earlier polls have shown Americans think Obama is more honest and trustworthy than Romney.