Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Slipping in Wake of Benghazi Scandal and Scrubbed Talking Points


Is Hillary’s approval rating tied to Barack Obama and his scandals, including her role in Benghazi?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finds her favorability ratings falling in wake of the revelations in the Benghazi scandal and State Departments efforts to change the Benghazi talking points following the terror attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. According to a recent Gallup poll, her rating fell slightly in June to 58%, from 64% in April. Clinton has garnered a high approval rating following the days of her husband’s presidency when she acted like she was a second president and told America “she was no stand by your man woman, baking cookies” (VIDEO).  Hmm, really? Turns out she was. Now, the Democrats darling and top choice for the presidential nominee in 2016 faces the aftermath of Benghazi where she failed those in her charge before, during and after. According to the poll, Hillary is way down with Independents from 63% to 52%. Look for these numbers to go down even further, the more and more that comes out. Also, with no one answering questions, and Obama rewarding Susan Rice with a promotion to National Security Adviser, if Hillary runs in 2016 she is going to have to explain herself in the Democrat primary and in the general election campaign.

Hillary Clinton said when she was grilled by Congress on the Benghazi attack, “What’s The Difference?” there are four dead Americans. Really Hillary? There are four dead Americans, the decisions made before during and after the attack were a disaster and she defiantly says, what difference does it make? Is this what we really need as Commander in Chief? Haven’t we had enough of individuals of an administration that would leave Americans to die as they begged for help and then tried to scrub the talking points to the point where they reflected nothing of what really occurred?

“What difference at this point does it make?” So we are to forget all that happened because it makes Hillary look bad for 2016.

Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating fell slightly in June to 58%, from 64% in April. That is the first sub-60% rating Americans have given her since 2008. Clinton’s unfavorable rating now stands at 39%, up from 31% in April.

This poll shows only slight changes in the public’s overall assessment of Clinton, with her unfavorable rating now marginally higher than at any time since 2008. However, there is no telling what the future might hold, as members of the House Oversight Committee have publicly speculated that Clinton may have to testify before the Republican-led committee again.

Although Democratic and Republican attitudes toward Clinton have been static over these past contentious months, independents’ views are now notably less favorable. A slim majority (52%) of independents hold a favorable opinion of Clinton, down from 63% in April.

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    5 Responses to “Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Slipping in Wake of Benghazi Scandal and Scrubbed Talking Points”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on June 11th, 2013 1:42 pm

      This woman is and has been a socialist/progressive all her adult life. She will tell a lie as quickly as the truth.

      She should be brought back in front of the committee and questioned under oath. This time her ugly reply of “what difference does it make” should be fully explained to her.

      She isn’t and never has been a person that should be considered for an elected office.

    2. super dave on June 11th, 2013 3:19 pm

      just another communist. almost as worthless as obama.

    3. NGBoston on June 12th, 2013 12:40 am

      HRC was the sacrificial Lamb for the POTUS.

      She was already planning on bailing, what better timing than to attempt to take responsibility for this fiasco.

      At the end of the day, it is the Presidents responsibility that all his cabinet Members are doing their jobs. The buck stops with Obama.

      Epic failure. They can point fingers at whomever they wish. To have had the security breached in Benghazi the way this nightmare went down is inexcusable. They failed to protect Americans who were there doing their jobs, and innocent Americans died because of it.

      IMO, this tragedy lies squarely upon the shoulders of our Commander in Chief.

      The charade of lies to the American people after the scandal is what is the most troubling. So much for tranparency and scrubbed talking points.

      More BS and lies from the White House, and too many of us are tired of swallowing it.

      HRC is not a communist, but a Socialist like her former Boss…for sure!

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