Will Hillary Clinton 2016 be derailed by Benghazi? A CBS “60 Minutes” report by Lara Logan hammered the Obama administration over their serious failure to prevent the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty. Now 43 percent of the voters think that the Benghazi cover up could derail the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential train.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 4 percent of “Likely U.S. Voters” believe the response to the attack inBenghazi, Libya will help Clinton’s candidacy, while 43 perct think it will hurt the former Secretary of State if she runs for the presidency in 2016. Nearly as many — 41 percent — say Benghazi will have no impact and 12 percent are not sure.
Predictably, party affiliation has a good deal of influence on the survey findings, with 58 percent of Democrats saying Benghazi will have no impact on a Hillary Clinton 2016 effort. Still, 65 percent of Republicans believe they will hurt her candidacy, with 47 percent of voters not affiliated with either party agreeing with the vast majority of Republicans.
As media coverage diggs in deeper, 79 of all Americans believe it is still important to find out exactly what happened in the events surrounding the murder of the U.S. ambassador, while just 17 percent disagree. The level of intensity is againt Hillary, with 53 percent who say it is “Very Important” to get to the bottom of the matter versus just 5 percent who view it as “Not At All” important.
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