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CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation
CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 05:00 AM ET | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 11/27/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by haffast

Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey.

But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former top U.S. should have resigned as CIA director after acknowledging an extra-marital affair.

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On Libya, 54% of the country is dissatisfied with the administration's response to the Benghazi attack, with only four in ten saying they're satisfied with the way the White House handled the matter.

"But that dissatisfaction is not because Americans see a cover-up," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Only 40% believe that the inaccurate statements that administration officials initially made about the Benghazi attack were an attempt to deliberately mislead the public. Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time."

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Another reason the public is divided on whether Petraeus should have resigned may be that most Americans don't think that adultery should be a crime under military law, and even fewer believe it should be a criminal offense for civilians, with that number dropping since the last time the question was asked in 1997.

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(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adultry; benghazi; libya; patraeus
CAUTION: It's CNN, it's a poll, and a small sample:

"The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International from November 16-18, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points."

1 posted on 11/27/2012 6:00:29 PM PST by haffast
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2 posted on 11/27/2012 6:03:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: haffast

“Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time.”

So, you can fool 54% of the people 100% of the time.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 6:08:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: haffast
...a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead....

An indication as to how far up Obama's ass the media lives.

4 posted on 11/27/2012 6:10:03 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: haffast
Another reason the public is divided on whether Petraeus should have resigned may be that most Americans don't think that adultery should be a crime under military law, and even fewer believe it should be a criminal offense for civilians, with that number dropping since the last time the question was asked in 1997.

So, the question was last asked in 1997. Now let's see.....what well known public figure's adulterous affair with a woman half his age prompted CNN to ask the question back then?

5 posted on 11/27/2012 6:15:32 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: haffast

Well, since no one in the WH has yet told the truth on Benghazi, why would anyone with a brain answer such a poll? So, can we assume that 54% of those polled don’t have a brain any more?


6 posted on 11/27/2012 6:16:01 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: haffast

Most people think Ben Gahzi is the new judge on American Idol.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 6:18:57 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: haffast

“He’s a crappy POTUS, but, but he really *cares* about us....”

Too many people have given up on the courage of their convictions for a smarmy attitude of “go along to get along.”


8 posted on 11/27/2012 6:21:10 PM PST by mikrofon (Extreme Moderation)
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To: F15Eagle

54% of the people are idiots.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Sioux-san

The poll was loaded in Obama’s favor ..... just like the election.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:35 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: haffast
adult Americans

That means it's biased in favor of Dems.

11 posted on 11/27/2012 6:24:52 PM PST by newzjunkey (boo)
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To: haffast

“Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time.”

Things like this indicate precisely how dictators come to power over a gullible electorate.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 6:27:03 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: haffast
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

13 posted on 11/27/2012 6:32:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: F15Eagle

” - - - So, you can fool 54% of the people 100% of the time. - - - “

Yup. Same % that was fooled on 11-6-2012.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: haffast

let’s see now, the young, the Hispanics, young women, blacks, and those on the dole elected Obama.....just the group I want leading America!!!


15 posted on 11/27/2012 7:35:21 PM PST by terycarl
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To: haffast

Well, you voted to reelect this clown, you idiots.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 7:52:41 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: haffast

Why is it that I get so confused with lousy reporting:

.................................On Libya, 54% of the country is dissatisfied with the administration’s response to the Benghazi attack, with only four in ten saying they’re satisfied with the way the White House handled the matter.

“But that dissatisfaction is not because Americans see a cover-up,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Only 40% believe that the inaccurate statements that administration officials initially made about the Benghazi attack were an attempt to deliberately mislead the public. Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time.” ..............................

???Are these all the same 54% and 40%???

54% are dissatisfied with Zer0’s response (ok so far), but later, 54% believe that Zer0 said what they thought was true. Huh???

Then, four in ten (40%)said that they were satisfied with the way Zer0 handled the situation, but then 40% believed that Zer0 tried to lie to the public. Huh??

All this garbage is self eliminating and non-sensible. Unless, 54% were dissatisfied with Zer0 response, and then 40% of the dissatisfied 54% thought that he lied. If so that means only 22% of the respondents thought that Zer0 fostered a lie.

I don’t believe that 78% of the public give Zer0 the benefit of the doubt!


17 posted on 11/27/2012 7:54:39 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast

Obama’s false narrative that he ended the war on terror got 4 Americans killed, and helped get Obama re-elected. Obama knew this because he had his puppets parrot that fictional whopper about an internet video being responsible.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by tommyjm
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To: haffast; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
And therein lies the reason got the continuous barage of lies, the daily spews. They work.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

24 posted on 11/27/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: haffast; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
And therein lies the reason got the continuous barage of lies, the daily spews. They work.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

25 posted on 11/27/2012 8:30:42 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: haffast

**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**


26 posted on 11/27/2012 8:43:38 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Gator113

And WHERE are the people the SEALS saved?! No public thanks. Nothing.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 9:08:46 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ
And WHERE are the people the SEALS saved?! No public thanks. Nothing.

Yeah, where are they, detained in some warehouse somewhere?!Over thirty (30) souls! Let's hear from them, all of them!

28 posted on 11/27/2012 9:28:07 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

I wonder what happened to the two prisoners that the CIA was holding that were loaded into the armoured vehicle leaving the scene.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 9:35:33 PM PST by windcliff
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To: TigersEye; All

Nobody “denied” anything to anybody.

The requests for security were the resonsibility of Hillary Clinton .. she either didn’t pay attention - or SHE WAS WILLING TO SEND THE SECURITY TEAM HOME - BECAUSE SHE HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE.

The President did not sign the CBA (Cross-Border Authority).

The CBA gives authority for military (or otherwise) to cross the border of another country - without the country’s permission - in order to rescue our own people.

OBAMA NEVER SIGNED THE ORDER - THEREFORE, NOBODY COULD GO ANYWHERE. The military was automatically alerted, and had staged for the order .. but it never came.

OBAMA WENT TO BED.

Question: Why would he do that ..??
Answer: HE HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE - Hmmmmmm ..?? I wonder what he was hiding ..??????

WHAT WAS GOING ON AT BENGHAZI THAT WOULD CALL FOR THE DEATH OF PEOPLE - TO KEEP INFORMATION HIDDEN ..??


30 posted on 11/27/2012 9:39:25 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Sioux-san

So, can we assume that 54% of those polled don’t have a brain any more?

I think this question has been answered already at the election, So if they did their poll at any university, the answer should be a no brainer, anyway, I think that CNN never ask questions they don’t know the answer to


31 posted on 11/27/2012 9:45:47 PM PST by munin
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To: CyberAnt
Nobody “denied” anything to anybody. The requests for security were the resonsibility of Hillary Clinton .. she either didn’t pay attention - or SHE WAS WILLING TO SEND THE SECURITY TEAM HOME -

You must have missed the first Congressional hearings on this. The former security officer for Amb. Stevens repeated numerous times that requests for more security were denied. DAS Lamb, who was responsible for approving of those requests confirmed over and over that the requests were denied.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

The President did not sign the CBA (Cross-Border Authority).

Right. Exactly what my post makes crystal clear.

32 posted on 11/27/2012 9:50:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

But .. no one ever said who made the denial of security. Hillary’s name was never mentioned .. I found that odd. If Hillary did actually deny the requests .. why was everybody hiding that info. It was the station chief in Cairo was the only reference I ever heard about who stopped the requests for more security.

And .. the first sentence was really more related to the last part of my msg .. sorry if that was confusing.

Because so many people have said the rescue was “denied”. But .. in fact nothing was ever said because it doesn’t have to be said. If the order doesn’t come - the CBA did not get signed - it’s that cut and dried.

AND ONLY OBAMA CAN SIGN IT.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 10:00:24 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
It was the station chief in Cairo was the only reference I ever heard about who stopped the requests for more security.

No, DAS Lamb admitted as much in the hearing. Beyond her no answers were forthcoming from her or Ambassador Kennedy who is her direct boss.

Because so many people have said the rescue was “denied”. But .. in fact nothing was ever said because it doesn’t have to be said. If the order doesn’t come - the CBA did not get signed - it’s that cut and dried.

I completely agree with that and did not say that a rescue was denied.

AND ONLY OBAMA CAN SIGN IT.

Yes, you're just repeating to me what I made very clear and was the main point of my post.

34 posted on 11/27/2012 10:08:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Sorry if I implied you said anything about a rescue being denied .. I meant to say that I had read several posts where other people had mentioned “the rescue was denied”.

Okay .. are we good now ..??


35 posted on 11/27/2012 10:13:23 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
Thank you for clearing it up. I wasn't sure if you were taking me to task or not. I have seen those posts too. They are in error. Technically Sec. Def. Panetta or the commander of Africom, Gen. Ham, could have said 'no' to a rescue attempt from requests coming from below them. If they had we would know that by now. The chances that either one would make that decision without consulting the POTUS are almost zero.

Only one can say 'yes' and we know he didn't from the simple fact that there wasn't any rescue attempt. He might have said 'no' but he didn't have to. All he had to do was remain silent. He did one or the other.

36 posted on 11/27/2012 10:27:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Well .. my Navy Seal told me NO ONE BUT OBAMA CAN GIVE THE ORDER TO SEND PEOPLE INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY UNDER THE CBA EXCEPT OBAMA.

Not even the SecDef. All the SecDef or Ham could do was ready any troops (which was done) - but neither of them HAS THE POWER TO ORDER THE MILITARY INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

End of story!!!


37 posted on 11/27/2012 10:34:01 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
Well .. my Navy Seal told me NO ONE BUT OBAMA CAN GIVE THE ORDER TO SEND PEOPLE INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY UNDER THE CBA EXCEPT OBAMA.

Right. No argument with that at all.

Not even the SecDef. All the SecDef or Ham could do was ready any troops (which was done) - but neither of them HAS THE POWER TO ORDER THE MILITARY INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

No argument with that either. I do think they could have denied a request for a rescue but, as I said, the chances that they would are near zero.

Why are you yelling?

38 posted on 11/27/2012 10:47:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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