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Poll: Americans not closely following developments in Benghazi investigation
The Hill ^ | 05/14/2013 | Justin Sink

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Fewer than half of all Americans say they are closely following the investigation into the terrorist attack in Benghazi, with interest in the case virtually unchanged from January.

Only 44 percent of those surveyed between Thursday and Sunday by Pew Research say they are following the hearings very or fairly closely, despite a series of new revelations last week that cast new doubts on the Obama Administration's handling of the attack. By contrast, 56 percent of those surveyed say they are not at all or not closely watching the latest developments.

By contrast, two-thirds of Americans said they were following the case closely in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, which left four Americans dead. But by January, when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress, just 46 percent of Americans said they were closely monitoring the Benghazi developments.

The survey illustrates some of the difficulty congressional Republicans have had gaining political traction with their investigation. Last week saw testimony from State Department officials on the ground in Libya and the revelation that Foggy Bottom was heavily involved in editing the talking points eventually presented by the Central Intelligence Agency to lawmakers and administration officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya

1 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is protected by his Free S**t Army.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 7:14:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares? American Idol(atry) is down to their final contestants.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:15:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what happens when you can make more and more people living in the country dependent upon your administration and the government. People just don’t shive a git what you do as long as they’re getting their freebies and handouts.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:17:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I flip between 5 tv stations in the mornings watching news before my day begins.

After 45 minutes I had seen about hair extensions, American Idol, Voice, a fire, and the weather.
Guess it’s not a news day.

But it’s going to be a nice day.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:39 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: SeekAndFind

This is how Obama got elected twice.

Now if Obama says ‘free...’ on TV they come to attention.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:28:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Add Seal Team VI to the list of issues needing exposure!!!


7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:03 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

Tie Benghazi to the Boston bombings. Show the photos of the amputees from the Boston bombings. They will understand that.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind
Too many Americans get their "news" from the “Daily Show”
9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hollywood actress is getting her boobs removed.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:34 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey pollsters! Come to me and ask. I’ll give you an honest answer and right quick. And some free advice about what to do with ALL your stupid polls.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:38:56 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Iron Munro

Most of those not following Benghazigate don’t care.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Iron Munro

Most of those not following Benghazigate don’t care.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: SeekAndFind

50% is actually pretty good at this point.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind
It doesn't matter that Joe Sixpack doesn't care. Zero will never be on the ballot again. Joe (or more to the point Jose, or JayQuan) can stay in bed.

What matters is that the Congress and the folks behind the scenes in Washington ARE noticing, and they cannot be pleased with Zero, no matter what they say in public. Even the media is beginning to rouse from thier hope-n-change stupor. Zero is going to have to work like mad to stay out of the lame duck pond now, with fewer willing hands to pull him out.

15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:27 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, Congress will or won’t investigate malfeasance by the Obozo administration based upon how many Americans are watching? That’s ridicules.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s a higher percentage than I thought, especially since the alphabets have done their darndest to keep mum.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:50:56 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats not so bad. Probably only 44% even watch the news at all.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Score for the Dear Leader.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:59:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dfwgator
Who cares? American Idol(atry) is down to their final contestants.

Yep. Electronic entertainment. The new "opiate of the masses".

20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:59:46 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: SeekAndFind

WAKE UP,AMERICA,You’re Being Had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 05/14/2013 8:17:44 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: sickoflibs

Though I don’t think it will get hillary elected, especially if she goes up against Sarah.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 8:34:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Which is EXACTLY why the attempted limited hang-out over the IRS thing was shooting himself in both feet, and the arse.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 8:51:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sickoflibs

Spot on


25 posted on 05/14/2013 10:27:23 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

I am one who is not following this news because I don’t watch or listen to the news. What I follow are web sites like this and others where I can find out the truth of the news.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 10:48:46 AM PDT by Ramonne
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To: luvbach1
Most of those not following Benghazigate don’t care.

And they don't follow Benghazigate because they don't care.

As long as the 47% get to keep their free "Obama Foams" and the EBT cards keep recharging they're happy with Obama.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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RE :”Though I don’t think it will get hillary elected, especially if she goes up against Sarah.”

Who ???

28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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