The average person has a random chance of spotting a lie while good poker players and trained interrogators can get above 70%. We all give out tells when we lie, a little glance, finger fidget, change of pitch, "let me be clear". Voters are about as smart as politicians but they have been handicapped for lack of information. That is changing and not because of policy, just because that's what people do with cheap smartphones and internet access.
|Chance of spotting a lie. |
Remember, 50% isn't a pass, it's the baseline, strictly random