National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 30 – July 1, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* A number of controversies are swirling around the White House at the moment. I’m going to read you a short list of topics and ask you to rate whether you consider each a serious scandal, an embarrassing situation but not a scandal or no big deal.
The National Security Agency's secret surveillance of Americans' phone and e-mail communications.
2* The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political organizations.
3* The White House’s explanation of what happened when the U.S. ambassador was killed in Benghazi, Libya last year.
4* The Department of Justice secret subpoenas of reporters’ phone records.
5* There are currently four major controversies in Washington—the government's secret surveillance of millions of Americans' phone calls and e-mails, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department's targeting of reporters and the Obama administration's handling of the situation in Benghazi, Libya where the U.S. ambassador was killed last fall. Which of these four controversies is the most serious?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence