Nearly six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the way the Obama administration has handled the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a new poll shows.
The issue has been a major point of attack against Hillary Clinton, who oversaw the State Department at the time and ultimately took responsibility for the safety of diplomatic personnel.
As she weighs another presidential bid, she faces continued questions and criticism from her political opponents about Benghazi. Despite the political offense mounted against her, Clinton still fares slightly better than the administration in terms of public opinion, according to the survey. Forty-three percent are satisfied with her role in the matter, while 55% have a negative view.
Sixty-one percent of Americans surveyed think the administration generally has been dishonest in providing information about Benghazi in the years since the attack.
The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International May 29-June 1, before the rollout of Clinton’s new memoir.
Clinton’s work as Secretary of State is likely to be one of the topics of a CNN Town Hall meeting with her at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington.