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Friday, May 17, 2013

Bad News for Obama: Gallup Says 74% of Americans Believe the IRS Matter Warrants Further Invstigation and 69% for Benghazi


"Whoa now. Let's not get mired down in partisan politics. Let's just talk about how terrible my political enemies are. OK?"


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What? You mean most Americans don't believe this is merely partisan politics drummed up by the GOP?

From Gallup (via Instapundit):

Most Americans agree that both of these situations are serious enough to warrant continuing investigation, with little difference in views of the two -- 74% for the IRS matter and 69% for Benghazi. 
Americans place similar importance on these two issues despite the administration's appearing to give more weight to the IRS situation. The Obama administration has acknowledged the seriousness of the IRS situation, going so far as to fire the acting head of the IRS as a result, while being more critical of the continuing focus on the way it handled the aftermath of the Benghazi crisis. However, Obama on Wednesday released a long series of emails relating to the development of talking points after the crisis and Thursday asked Congress to increase embassy funding worldwide. 
Majorities of all three partisan groups agree or strongly agree that the IRS situation needs investigation. Just under half of Democrats and a majority of Republicans and independents believe Benghazi should be investigated. 
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Implications 
The amount of attention Americans are paying to the IRS and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years. This overall lack of attention is due in part to Democrats' and, to a lesser degree, independents' lack of interest, which stands in sharp contrast to the significantly above-average attention among Republicans. 
Republicans are also much more likely than Democrats to strongly agree that both situations are serious enough to require investigation. But, this partisan gap is much larger on the Benghazi news than on the IRS issue. This may reflect that rank-and-file Democrats are following the administration's lead in putting greater emphasis on the importance of the IRS crisis, while downplaying the importance of continuing investigations into its handling of Benghazi.
So, if you're a Democrat then you just follow the lead of the prez and media. Got it. And why am I not surprised?

Kinda funny how if it's the IRS, then everyone sits up and pays attention.

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