CNN Poll: Thumbs down on W.H. reaction to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation
November 27th, 2012
05:03 AM ET

CNN Poll: Thumbs down on W.H. reaction to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation

Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey.

But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former top U.S. should have resigned as CIA director after acknowledging an extra-marital affair.

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  1. Randy Schouviller

    Keep drinkin the kool-aid, they flat out lied. All you supporters want to ignore the facts,that 4 americans died. If it was Bush and his admin. you would be screaming impeachment. You are all hypocrits.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • madeinamerica

      thats because americans have grown weak! and if we yell impeachment with Obama all the race cards get thrown out..I say let the government fall...

      November 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
    • KLARGAR

      You idiot rethuglicans there were numerous attacks on our foreign embassies under W close to 10 americans died. It was the Republicna dominated house that voted down any additional funding for security at our foreign emabasies and consulates with imbeciles like Ryan screaming the loudest that we did not need more protection,look it up all the information is out there you partisan idiot. The Democrats won this eklection go crawl back in the sewer you came out of you goddammed treasonous sob.

      November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
      • Connie Fuller

        I fully respect your right to express yourself, but I would sincerely urge you to do so in less inflammatory language. It is important I think for all Americans to raise the level of the debate so urgently needed on so many issues in America. But good for you for caring so much.

        November 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  2. Patrick

    Most of the people I know do believe Obama intentionally mislead the American public. All to make Obama look tough on the war on terror. Obama's people and Obama pointed to a video as the cause. After all Obama is tough on terrorists. No terrorist could attack a US embassy (which is an act of war btw) and get away with it. It could not have been terrorists that attacked. It had to be protesters. Protesters with RPGs. Admitting that it was terrorists right away would have made Obama look weak before an election. Obama would not do that. Blame the movie. Let Clinton take the fall. Do not blame the terrorists.

    Petraeus has gone on record as saying it was aterrorist attack. What he put in his report was removed later. The whole affair thing is just a distraction from the real issue of who removed Petraeus's original report. On whose orders.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Get over it. If our government were omniscient and all knowing, bad things wouldn't happen. However they do!

      November 27, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
  3. Hahahahahahahaha

    The general banged a broad!!!!!! Nothing more. Nothing less. That is unless we keep national security information coded in the general's DNA!!!!! Hahaahahahah

    November 27, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply

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