evidence of false beliefs

Obama tax increase misperception grows, by Brendan Nyhan:

Earlier this year, I noted a CBSNews.com post showing that 24% of Americans thought President Obama had raised taxes for most Americans and 53% believed taxes had been kept the same. The numbers, which were drawn from a CBS/New York Times poll conducted February 5-10, were even worse among Tea Party supporters — 44% thought taxes had been increased and 46% thought taxes were the same.

In reality, Obama cut taxes for 95% of working families.

Misperception is too polite a word to hide errors that damage our nation.