AP Poll: Majority Believe Benghazi Investigation Justified; Two-Thirds Say Hillary Not Honest

Hillary Rodham Clinton

A majority of Americans believe the House Benghazi Select Committee’s investigation of the attacks that killed four Americans under Hillary Clinton’s watch is justified while two-thirds of Americans continue to think Clinton is not trustworthy, according to a new AP-Gfk poll.

Clinton will testify on Thursday before the House Select Benghazi Committee, and the poll found that 52% of Americans think the Benghazi investigation is justified compared to 44% who believe that it is a “politically motivated attack on Clinton.” It also found that “two-thirds of Americans describe Clinton as only slightly or not at all honest, while a third say she is very or somewhat honest.”

A plurality of Americans (49%-47%), including a plurality of independents (48%-40%), are not buying Clinton’s spin on her private email scandal and believe that she used a private email account and server to “avoid government transparency” instead of for “convenience.”

The AP-GfK poll was conducted October 15-19 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.


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