Polling on Benghazi from two separate surveys show 6 in 10 voters blame Hillary Clinton, and a plurality say they believe it will hurt her in 2016.
Nearly as many voters — 59 percent — also blame President Obama for the attack on the Benghazi consulate, while a whole 49 percent believe they lied to protect Obama for his reelection, accruing to a new Fox poll.
A recent survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports found a plurality — 46 percent — say that the role Hillary Clinton played in the attack on Benghazi and the lie that followed will hurt her in 2016.
In the Fox poll, even among Democrats 4 in 10 blame Clinton (41 percent), and 38 percent blame Obama, while a whole 80 percent of Republicans blame both Clinton and the president equally. Among independents, over 6 in 10 think Clinton (62 percent) and Obama (64 percent) are at least somewhat responsible.
Since the attack, Americans have become more aware of the roles that both the president and the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played in the attack, but the subsequent lie about the video causing a spontaneous demonstration is souring among Americans.
In the polling on Benghazi conducted by Rasmussen Reports, only 28 percent rate the administration’s explanation of the events surrounding the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the others as good or excellent, which is down 9 points from a high of 37 percent in October.
Now, 45 percent give the administration poor marks for the Benghazi matter, the highest level of dissatisfaction measure by Rasmussen ever.