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32% Think Obama Administration Has Done Good or Excellent Job Explaining Benghazi

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Most voters believe the murder in Benghazi, Libya last year of the U.S. ambassador there was a terrorist act and needs to be thoroughly investigated. But they give the Obama administration lackluster marks for its explanations so far.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat important to find out exactly what happened in the events surrounding the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others in Benghazi, Libya, last September. That includes 51% who regard it as Very Important. Seventeen percent (17%) don't feel a full investigation of what happened in Libya is important, but that includes only four percent (4%) who say it's Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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