39% Of Those That Believe Benghazi Is ‘Worst American Scandal’ Can’t Find Benghazi On A Map

if they need a map.. In not-all-that-surprising news, a large percentage of those Americans that are outraged over the Benghazi “scandal” manufactured by an opportunistic right wing and a sensationalism-biased media aren’t actually aware of where Benghazi is on a map. How can we expect them to comprehend what happened there if they don’t even know where it is? A Public Policy Polling survey found that an astonishing number of people thought that the tragic attack in Benghazi was part of theĀ biggest political scandal in United States history — and 39 percent of themĀ don’t actually even know which country Benghazi is in. From Public Policy Polling’s website:

While voters overall may think Congress’ focus should be elsewhere 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. 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.

It’s also notable that the so-called scandal has left both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton virtually unhurt with regard to their favorability ratings. Kristen Butler of UPI reports on Hillary Clinton (come on, you think a scandal is going to touch this woman?),

Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and her favorability rating shows no signs of decline at 52 percent versus 44 percent unfavorable. Congressional Republicans remain unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating. By a 56/38 margin voters say passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill is more important, and by a 52/43 spread they think passing gun background checks should be a higher priority than Benghazi.

The fact that Barack Obama and HIllary Clinton, both affected by the so-called “scandal,” have seen no negative reflection in their approval ratings, shows that nobody is paying attention except those that already disliked the President and former Secretary of State are seizing upon it to launch partisan attacks. And out of those doing so, two in five don’t know where it is.


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