Poll: Most Americans don’t believe Hillary Clinton on Benghazi security

March 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton at a House hearing on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

It's been well-established that Americans (and New Jerseyans) don't really believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) when he says he wasn't involved in a politically motivated traffic jam.

But a new Bloomberg poll suggests Hillary Clinton has her own credibility issue -- when it comes to Benghazi. More specifically, 51 percent of voters say they don't believe Clinton when she says that she never saw requests for additional security before the attacks on the U.S. mission in that city in Libya in 2012.

Another 41 percent say they do believe Clinton's denials.

Christie's credibility is in worse shape, with 63 percent not believing him and just 26 percent saying he has been honest.

The poll should serve as a reminder that Americans aren't keen on trusting politicians these days -- even relatively popular ones like Clinton.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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