Though a wide spectrum of Democrats, progressives, Obama administration officials and certain members of the press pine for the Benghazi matter to fade away, voters will have none of it.
“Should Congress continue to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans?”
And so asks a new Fox News poll of 1,006 registered U.S. voters released Sunday, and here is what they said.
Overall, 66 percent of the respondents want the investigation t continue. And more specifically, 83 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents agree — along with 92 percent of tea partyers, 78 percent of conservatives, 47 percent of liberals, 58 percent of blacks, 67 percent of whites, 68 percent of women and 63 percent of men.
The numbers may not resonate much with NBC “Meet the Press host David Gregory, who questioned national security adviser Susan Rice about Benghazi in what Newsbusters.com analyst Jeffrey Meyer deemed a “softball interview” rife with White House talking points.
“Given that Gregory was granted an exclusive interview with Ms. Rice, it would have been nice if the NBC News host actually pressured the Obama official on the administration’s mishandling of the terrorist attack, let alone use the word terrorism when talking to Ms. Rice,” Mr. Meyers says.
“Unfortunately, Gregory continued the liberal line that Benghazi is merely a politically intense story and happily gave Hillary Clinton and President Obama a pass rather than looking for any actual answers on what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012,” he adds.