Poll: 40 percent say administration has been dishonest about Benghazi

Two in five Americans say the Obama Administration has been dishonest about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.


The poll shows 40 percent say the administration has been dishonest, while 37 percent say it has been honest. Another 23 percent say they don't know.

Not surprisingly, many who are unhappy are Republicans, 70 percent of whom say the administration has been dishonest. But even among independents, 48 percent say the administration has been dishonest, while 30 percent say it has been honest.

But it's not just Obama who is getting dinged by the American people. In the same poll, 36 percent said Republicans have gone too far in their hearings on the matter, while 34 percent say the Republicans have handled the matter appropriately. Independents are evenly split.

Opinions are pretty malleable at this point though; 56 percent say they are not following the issue closely or at all.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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