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POLL: Did Obama intentionally mislead the public about Benghazi attack?

Did the Obama administration try to intentionally mislead the American public about the Benghazi attack?

No 56% Yes 40% No opinion 4%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 12/17/2012 - 12/18/2012
Sample: 620 adult Americans
Margin of error: +/- 4% pts

According to This Poll

Only four in ten Americans believe that the inaccurate statements by administration officials in the days following the Benghazi attack were intended to deliberately mislead the public; 56% say those statements reflected what the Obama administration believed at the time had occurred in Libya.

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