Voters trust Clinton over GOP on Benghazi

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, May 16, 2013.


    Voters trust Clinton over GOP on Benghazi

    May 13, 2013

    PPP's newest national poll finds that Republicans aren't getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week. Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton's +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical to what it was on our last national poll in late March. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans remain very unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating.

    Voters think Congress should be more focused on other major issues right now rather than Benghazi. By a 56/38 margin they say passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill is more important than continuing to focus on Benghazi, and by a 52/43 spread they think passing a bill requiring background checks for all gun sales should be a higher priority.

    While voters overall may think Congress' focus should be elsewhere there's no doubt about how mad Republicans are about Benghazi. 41% say they consider this to be the biggest political scandal in American history to only 43% who disagree with that sentiment. Only 10% of Democrats and 20% of independents share that feeling. Republicans think by a 74/19 margin than Benghazi is a worse political scandal than Watergate, by a 74/12 margin that it's worse than Teapot Dome, and by a 70/20 margin that it's worse than Iran Contra.

    One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess.

    At any rate what we're finding about last week's Benghazi focus so far is that Republicans couldn't be much madder about it, voters overall think Congress should be focused on other key issues, and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers aren't declining on account of it.
  2. Looking forward to your Presidency Madam President :)

  3. After voters clearly showed that Benghazi is not an issue when it comes to electing a President I thought The GOP would have followed Bobby Jindals advice

  4. Lucrum


    IF I received food stamps EBT cards or perpetual unemployment it would matter to me either.

    Unfortunately for me I'm on the other side of the balance sheet. I'm fucking paying for it.
  5. This is what is getting your side killed. Stereotyping. I have realized that ET is a microcosm of the greater far right, so the election in 2016 is over. 2016 will be the last chance a GOP candidate will ever have a chance to sit in the oval office. After that, Texas will be added to the Blue Wall, and it will be academic from then on out.:cool:
  6. Jindal will never sniff the GOP candidacy. Too bad really. I am also happy they are too obtuse to let Micheal Steele back into the chairmanship. Last time he was there the Progressives took an epic ass kicking.

    So please, do go on with the Mittens and McCains.:)
  7. Benghazi is not an issue for Obama and Hillary for the same reason the Marine Barracks bombing wasn't an issue for Reagan or Bush 1.The American people know we will be attacked and some Americans will die in attacks on America.Trying to exploit that for political gain is only hurting The GOP imo
  8. Max E.

    Max E.

    Only a dumbass would actually cheer on the fact that they rely on apathetic uninformed voters in order to get their agenda through.
  9. Lucrum


    + $1
  10. Ricter


    Not to mention that the email which put Benghazi back on the radar was doctored.
    #10     May 16, 2013