Monday, May 13, 2013


I know what Public Policy Polling should ask in its next national poll, based on results from the latest PPP poll:
... there's no doubt about how mad Republicans are about Benghazi. 41% say they consider this to be the biggest political scandal in American history to only 43% who disagree with that sentiment. Only 10% of Democrats and 20% of independents share that feeling. Republicans think by a 74/19 margin than Benghazi is a worse political scandal than Watergate, by a 74/12 margin that it's worse than Teapot Dome, and by a 70/20 margin that it's worse than Iran Contra.
This poll was conducted Friday through Sunday. I bet if you polled Republicans today through Wednesday, they'd have a completely different answer -- because they'd say that the IRS scandal is the biggest political scandal in American history. (Please, PPP, survey that, and prove me right.)

But yes, over the weekend, Republicans were at Defcon-1 about Benghazi. However:
One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess.
Cuba! Love it.

Meanwhile, among non-insane Americans:
PPP's newest national poll finds that Republicans aren't getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week. Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton's +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical to what it was on our last national poll in late March. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans remain very unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating.
So I think Benghazi's going to fade soon. And hey, weren't we liberals and Democrats all being Antichristed for Kermit Gosnell a couple of weeks ago? Whatever happened to that?


Nefer said...

"Benghazi is a worse political scandal than ... Teapot Dome..."

Like any of these clowns would have the slightest clue as to what the Teapot Dome scandal was without having to look it up first.

They would probably say that it has to do with the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups plotted by the Muslin Kenyan socialist (in cahoots with the IRS Bush-appointee).

trnc said...

The "liberal" media has been flogging Benghazi pretty hard lately, so I expect interest to pick up. Interest in yelling "SCANDAL!", that is; not so much interest in what actually happened. Zero interest in reporting the common practice of negotiating public announcements.

I wonder if someone could ask Jonathan Karl how many rewrites his Benghazi report went through and by how many people before being aired.

Victor said...

One of the question should have been:
"Which do you consider to be worse?
The 4 Americans dead in Benghazi? Or, lying Americans into a war and occupation over things that were made up, and that killed over well over 4,000 Americans?"

BillyWitchDoctor said...

@Victor: "Well, uh, Benghazi, obviously! Because NEGRO IN TEH WHITE HOUSE."

Sure, Benghazi will eventually be tossed into the trash heap with all the other Scandals That Will Shortly Blow the Lid Off the Obama Administration (Hey, any word from Trump's fact-finding team in Hawaii lately?), but there will be a new one to replace it. There has to be. There's still one a' them uppity Negros in the White House.

Ten Bears said...

No Vic: "What do you consider worse?" Thirteen (13) assualts on American consulates on George AWOL Bush's eight (8) year watch with sixty (60) fatalities (dead) - not to mention "9 11" - or one (1) assault with four (4) dead on five (5) years of Obama's watch.

Suck on that.

No fear.

Examinator said...

TB Problem with Squirrels?
Perhaps you should call the archival Bona fide pioneering spirited Republicans, Larry, his Brother Daryl and his other Brother Daryl (The Bob Newhart show Show 1972ish)... they had the perfect answer "Supper"

Philo Vaihinger said...

Gosnell was convicted.