A new Fox News poll says a majority of Americans believe the Obama administration was deceitful about the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And another 50 percent say the same about then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.
By a 51-39 percent margin, voters polled said Team Obama knowingly lied to the American people about the terrorist attacks in an effort to help President Obama win re-election.
Among Democrats, 25 percent say Obama has tried to deceive on Benghazi and another 23 percent said the White House lied to help the campaign.
The attacks that killed four Americans took place less than two months before Election Day. Even though the Obama administration had intelligence that the attackers were connected to terrorist groups, the White House pushed the story of a spontaneous protest in response to an online video.
On April 29 a previously unreleased email surfaced from a White House adviser that discussed how to characterize the attacks.
A week later House Republicans voted to establish a new select committee to investigate Benghazi. Voters approve of that decision by a large 67-28 percent margin. That includes a 55-percent majority of Democrats.
The poll also shows that a whopping 38 percent of Republicans think their party is politicizing the issue.
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