Poll: Plurality of Americans Think Hillary Botched Benghazi

Hillary and Obama Andrews Air Force Base Benghazi Coffin Jason Reed, Reuters
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As Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Benghazi Committee Thursday, a new poll finds that almost half of all Americans are not happy with the way she handled the Benghazi terrorist attack as Secretary of State.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 44 percent of Americans are not satisfied with her handling of Benghazi, while 27 percent are satisfied. Fortunately for Gowdy’s committee, 28 percent still say they don’t have enough information, so his hearing Thursday will be important.

Thirty-five percent of Americans have a “very negative” view of Clinton, the highest number ever for Clinton in that category according to the polling, and 48 percent view her negatively. Only 39 percent of Americans have a positive view of her.

But Clinton is still the first choice (including Joe Biden) of 49 percent of Democratic voters, against 29 percent for Bernie Sanders.