In a national poll unveiled Monday, over 40 percent of Republicans labeled last year’s Benghazi attack as “the worst political scandal in American history.”
Amazingly, of that 41 percent, a staggering 39 percent were unaware Benghazi is located in Libya.
Answers as to Benghazi’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 aren’t making much headway in their relentless attack against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 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. Clinton’s +8 favorability rating is also identical to her previous rating taken in late March.
Although the attacks from the conservative right don’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 Monday’s poll.
Tellingly, nearly 60 percent of pollsters stated America’s politicians need to focus their energies on more pressing issues – 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 September’s attack the worst scandal in American history – worse than even Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair.
“Of 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.