Hillary Clinton 2016 Approval Rating Poll Drops Due To Benghazi

Patrick Frye - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 2:46 a.m. ET

The Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign potential saw its approval ratings drop due to Benghazi.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, according to previous Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential polls, Benghazi at first did not make a difference when it came to public perception of Hillary Clinton. The same happened to President Barack Obama with the IRS scandal. But the Benghazi scandal just won’t die.

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There was even talk of a Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton ticket in 2016. But Hillary Clinton has been suffering from various health issues and the job as Secretary of State has wearied her out. Hillary Clinton even commented on the 2016 presidential polls, saying, “I’m not even posing those questions. I am really looking forward to stepping off the fast track that I’ve been on. I’ve been out of politics as Secretary of State. I don’t see myself getting back into politics.”

2016 presidential polls for Hillary Clinton show that her approval rating since leaving office as Secretary of State has dropped from 61 percent down to 52 percent. Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, explains Hillary Clinton’s 2016 approval rating:

“Her score is down substantially from her all-time high. One reason for her drop may be that 48 percent of voters blame her either a little or a lot for the death of the American ambassador in Benghazi.”

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During the Benghazi hearings, Eric Nordstrom, the security chief in Libya, averred that Hillary Clinton “absolutely” would have been briefed on his and Stevens’ repeated requests for an increased security presence in Libya. Charlene Lamb told Nordstrom Benghazi security couldn’t be maintained “because there would be too much political cost” but we don’t know who in the Obama administration gave Charlene Lamb this idea. Hillary Clinton denied knowing about the denied requests for Benghazi security, which resulted in internal security being reduced from 34 people to just three. The Benghazi talking points were also altered by Hillary Clinton’s state department.

Despite Benghazi, Hillary Clinton is still more popular than other potential 2016 presidential candidates. Would you vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 knowing what we now know about Hillary Clinton’s involvement with Benghazi?


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