In a national poll unveiled Monday, over 40 percent of Republicans labeled last yearâ€™s Benghazi attack as â€śthe worst political scandal in American history.â€ť
Amazingly, of that 41 percent, a staggering 39 percent were unaware Benghazi is located in Libya.
Answers as to Benghaziâ€™s location spanned the globe:
-10 percent stated the city is located in Egypt
- Roughly 9 percent said it was in Iran
- An additional 6 percent said it was located in Cuba
- 5 percent of respondents thought it was in Syria
- 4 percent said the city could be found in Iraq
- And North Korea and Liberia reach received 1 percent of the overall vote
In apparent attempt to save face, 4 percent of respondents were unwilling to even offer a guess.
The results of the Public Policy Poll also revealed Republicans arenâ€™t making much headway in their relentless attack against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton â€“ who has endured ongoing criticism from conservative leaders over her handling of the situation.
According to the poll, voters trust Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue by a 49-39 margin. Clintonâ€™s +8 favorability rating is also identical to her previous rating taken in late March.
Although the attacks from the conservative right donâ€™t appear to be hurting Clinton, GOP leaders launching the attacks are continuing to post poor ratings. Congressional Republicans scored a lousy 36-57 favorability rating in Mondayâ€™s poll.
Tellingly, nearly 60 percent of pollsters stated Americaâ€™s politicians need to focus their energies on more pressing issues â€“ and not the Benghazi attack of almost a year ago. Of those issues, over half of respondents (52-43 percent) stated passing a bill to require background checks for gun purchases should be a higher priority.
However, just last week, Senator James Inhofe (R.-OK) declared last Septemberâ€™s attack the worst scandal in American history â€“ worse than even Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair.
â€śOf all the great cover-ups in history -- the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of them - this ... is going to go down as most egregious cover-up in American history." He later suggested President Obama could be impeached over it.