Lots of Republicans who see Benghazi as the worst scandal ever don’t know where Benghazi is


THIS is too, too funny:

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…

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.



  1. expdoc

    Kind of reminds me of this poll from last month.


    And that’s not even the worst of it. Fully 42 percent (!) of Americans don’t even realize that Obamacare is the law of the land. Wishful thinking, or ignorance? I’ll go with door number two, which in this case probably doesn’t have too many conservatives behind it. Jim Geraghty snarks, “How do we know the media is downplaying the problems in implementing Obamacare? When 40 percent of Americans are unaware that the law is in place.” Nevertheless, approval of the president’s top legislative “accomplishment” has plunged to its second-lowest point in three years.

  2. Jared

    WOW! I am SHOCKED that 61% actually DO know where it is! Seriously!

  3. Yea. I lean left and have no problem admitting that the libs have their share of dumb people too. Its not hard to find dumb people all around. Let’s face it America is full of dumb-dumbs. Why do you think Jay Leno came up with the Jay-Walking idea.

  4. Wlarue

    Is there anyone else getting REALLY tired of the Republicans and their circus antics? Let’s see… we will hold up all meaningful legislation and throw hissy fits left and right so that we can cripple the country while this BLACK DEMOCRAT (who we all know is really a Moslem) is in office. Don’t even talk about how we led the country into a war in Iraq based on lies, or about how we really want to stick it to the poor and shift ALL the monetary wealth in the country to the top 1-2%, or about how we allowed the financial industry to carpet bomb the economy, or how we have enabled the shift of manufacturing jobs out of the country. Just concentrate on hampering the current administration so that we can figure out a way to win the next election.

    The only cure for all of this garbage is at the polls. Vote Republicans out of office; no matter what you think about them personally. If they suffer a resounding defeat at the polls, then perhaps they will try to come back as a party which is willing to govern, not play games with the electorate.

  5. Jimmy O'Neill

    As a former Republican, who has left the party because of the fanatics who have taken the party over, wise up, the political leadership of the Republican party has gone nuts.

  6. The true shame in the Far Right’s obsession with this tragedy is the effect on the families of the victims. This entire process is being instrumented as a ruse to attempt to shame Hillary Clinton and our President. Our Republican Congressmen spend their days trying to Bamboozle Obama instead of doing what they are paid for by representing their constituents. See what kind of job they’ve done applying the blackface to the POTUS at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html Their hands are sticking to this tar baby as the public is becoming increasing impatient with the nonsense and waste of taxpayer money.

  7. Steverino

    Now Issa the arsonist will. continue to play Let’s Make a Scandal with the IRS and the AP.

  8. Brandt love your use of the word bamboozled. May be my favorite word ever.

    The results of the poll don’t surprise me. I’m also shocked Kenya didn’t get any votes.

    My mother in law is a big fan of foxnews. Always cracks me up to her her version of the news. Reminds me of the snl character Anthony Crispino.

  9. Tyler

    Poll this, poll that. Show us the numbers of a) where participants are from (city, state) and b) how many people were polled. Benghazi could be considered worst than Watergate because no one DIED back then. Four Americans were murdered last year. Clinton said she was going to bring those responsible to justice. …really? Just how is she going to do that? WHY would she do that….”it doesn’t really matter”…remember?
    The thing is with polls…and both sides are guilty of this, only show percentages. They don’t go into the demographics. The 93% of Americans that support background checks for firearm purchases consisted of folks from three Northeast states and most were Democrats and Liberals so..yeah, of course the percentages could be high. That part of the country and Dems don’t typically align themselves with gun rights and prefer People Control…aka, “gun control”.

    Wlarue mentions about the Pres’s race…really?!? I am a conservative republican, my family is too, friends, fellow church members, etc etc….not ONCE, not one time, have I heard anyone make a racial comment about the man. Someone ALWAYS has to play the race card. Y’all play it so much it’s laughable. Oh…and here we go again about Bush and Iraq. The man hasn’t been in office for over 5 years…how long is it going to take for you to get your act together? And “shift all the monetary wealth in the country to the top 1-2%…”??? Compared to what…Obama wanting to redistribute wealth to everyone? “Oooh, you dont need that much money, here, we’ll give what you earned to these folks over here”. SOCIALIST measures. I am not, nor is ANYONE I associate with, in the “top 1-2%” you speak of but you don’t hear us crying do you?

    Expdoc…it is unfortunate. The general public is ignorant as all get out. “Ignorance” is even too nice of a term for some…a lot of folks are just dumb when it comes to current events that are not about the Hollywood elite.

    Unfortunately…nothing any Liberal can say will change me or my opinions and, nothing I can say will change a Lib. We’re too far apart. I’ll just stop with that before insults potentially start.
    It’s already been released the WH and the CIA doctored up the talking points and letters numerous times and unlike what the WH Liar Press Secretary would have you to believe, it was NOT just the word ‘consulate’. Four Americans were murdered by terrorists and within an hour or two, the Comm in Chief is in bed catching up on his zzz’s…pffft…that’s “leadership” huh?

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