Why an Honesty Poll Shows an Advantage to Trump, Disadvantage to Clinton

A tracking poll shows, despite evidence he lied more during the campaign.

This marks the biggest gap between the two candidates in five ABC News/Washington Post polls that asked the question, beginning in May.

The group found that 24 percent of Clinton's statements they checked fit into those categories.

Hans Noel, an associate government professor at Georgetown University, told ABC News that while honesty has "been among many criticisms" for Trump, he has successfully worked around it.

"For supporters, he has cultivated a reputation for not being politically correct," Noel told ABC News. "Those who hate political correctness hate it because they think it means people can’t say what they really mean, or 'the truth.' So his appeal is built around that."

"For Clinton, honesty has been central to the main line of attack against her," he said. "So if you’re at all inclined to not like her, honesty will be one of the things you’d think of."

"One of the things we've seen in the last two weeks is huge swings," Galston told ABC News. "In that same tracking poll, Hillary Clinton was ahead of Trump by double digits just last week. Clearly there's a fair amount of volatility in the electorate and it's responding to one stimulus or another."

"I would not be surprised to discover today is roughly the bottom of the slide," he said.