Bad Polling News for Dems on Benghazi

Democrats face an uphill climb in persuading the public to shun the forthcoming Select Committee hearings on Benghazi. They may want to reconsider the call for a boycott of the hearings by House Democrats. Rasmussen polling indicates that a majority of the public wants to see the Benghazi investigation proceed, compared to 34% who don’t, a 17% margin – which would be an electoral landslide. Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner summarizes the polling available to subscribers:

Just over half the nation wants further investigation into the September 2012 terrorist killings of American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, in part because an even larger percentage of the country does not believe thatPresident Obama's team has told the full story about the simmering scandal.

Rasmussen Reports revealed in a new poll that 51 percent want the investigation to go forward. The House last week ordered up a special panel to investigate the killings of the U.S. ambassador and several others and how the administration handled the crisis.

Worse for Obama, Rasmussen found that 59 percent feel it is unlikely the administration has revealed all of the details of the episode. And 50 percent are not satisfied with the administration’s story they've heard.

“Seventy-two percent continue to believe that it is important to find out exactly what happened in the Benghazi matter, with 46 percent who say it is ‘Very Important.' Twenty-five percent consider more information about the Benghazi case unimportant, up from 19 percent in January, but that includes just 7 percent who say it is ‘Not At All Important,' ” said Rasmussen.

If nearly three quarters of the public wants to find out what happened, it’s going to take more than cries of a war on women, or focus eccentric bigots, to make the problem go away. And if Chmn. Gowdy comes up with bombshell revelations in the course of his investigation, the public is primed to pay serious attention that even Obama sycophants in the media cannot ignore.

Democrats face an uphill climb in persuading the public to shun the forthcoming Select Committee hearings on Benghazi. They may want to reconsider the call for a boycott of the hearings by House Democrats. Rasmussen polling indicates that a majority of the public wants to see the Benghazi investigation proceed, compared to 34% who don’t, a 17% margin – which would be an electoral landslide. Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner summarizes the polling available to subscribers:

Just over half the nation wants further investigation into the September 2012 terrorist killings of American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, in part because an even larger percentage of the country does not believe thatPresident Obama's team has told the full story about the simmering scandal.

Rasmussen Reports revealed in a new poll that 51 percent want the investigation to go forward. The House last week ordered up a special panel to investigate the killings of the U.S. ambassador and several others and how the administration handled the crisis.

Worse for Obama, Rasmussen found that 59 percent feel it is unlikely the administration has revealed all of the details of the episode. And 50 percent are not satisfied with the administration’s story they've heard.

“Seventy-two percent continue to believe that it is important to find out exactly what happened in the Benghazi matter, with 46 percent who say it is ‘Very Important.' Twenty-five percent consider more information about the Benghazi case unimportant, up from 19 percent in January, but that includes just 7 percent who say it is ‘Not At All Important,' ” said Rasmussen.

If nearly three quarters of the public wants to find out what happened, it’s going to take more than cries of a war on women, or focus eccentric bigots, to make the problem go away. And if Chmn. Gowdy comes up with bombshell revelations in the course of his investigation, the public is primed to pay serious attention that even Obama sycophants in the media cannot ignore.

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