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There are certain infamous political untruths that have been forever imprinted in history: a nervous Bill Clinton saying he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, former President Richard Nixon adamantly stating he is not a crook, and who can forget the most recent John Edwards admitting to lying and having an extra marital affair.
Those lies that have tainted our perception of politics.
Many politicians are in town this week discussing their political platform and working on earning our vote, so we took our question to the streets of Charlotte and many of you agreed.
"I think they know they lie but that's just my opinion," said Joshua King.
"Most politicians are very good at not telling the truth, depending on what they are trying to get accomplished."
But why do they lie?
"65% of the politicians in the senate are attorneys and attorneys are taught to be able to argue both sides, whether they believe in it or not."
In fact everybody lies.
From white lies to those who lie a lot for personal gain!!
But why do we lie?
"Maybe little things here and there but not to hurt someone's feelings, said one Charlotte man.
Margaret Harbison with the Behavioral Department at Presbyterian Hospital says "historically lies have been an important survival mechanism."
So let me get this straight, sometimes lies are necessary?
"White lies are sometimes the best way to play it and telling the truth in an opportune moment is not a good a thing either," said Harbison.
But she's not endorsing those liars liars pants on fire.
Because trust is on the line, Harbison recommends honesty.
"Make a determination that you don't be one that can't be counted on."
But since we can't always count on politicians coming clean, let's just count on our most loved morning news team to keep it real.
"I have lied on whether I'm making a Bojangles run or not so I don't have to buy him anything to eat," admitted Christine.
"I've definitely lied about that but I did it for his own good."
Even John has admitted to telling some white lies, maybe.
Reporter: "Do you think covering up hair color is a lie?
"Not if you tell everyone you've done it…Which I have done," said John.