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The scandals' poll numbers

How much attention are Americans giving to the I-R-S and Benghazi stories, which have been heating up the media airwaves recently?
According to a recent Gallup poll, 54% have been following the I-R-S story “very or somewhat closely” … 22% “not too closely” … and 24% “not following at all”.
As for the Benghazi congressional hearings … 53% “closely” … 22% “not too closely” … and 24% “not at all”.
So a bit more than half of Americans apparently are giving the scandals plenty of attention.
It may not surprise you that of those following the stories closely, 67% are Republicans on I-R-S and 66% on Benghazi … 55% and 52% are Independents … and 40% and 45% are Democrats.
But about three out of four of those questioned by Gallup say both scandals “involve serious matters that need to be investigated”.
These scandals are excellent material for talk shows and a strong majority of Americans seem to realize their importance. But just about half of us don’t seem overly concerned.
Our thought for today is from John Russell:
“Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.”

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05/22/2013 1:37AM
The scandals' poll numbers
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