October 23, 2015

60-40 NATION:

Americans Aren't That Interested In Benghazi (LEAH LIBRESCO, 10/20/15, 538)

Five investigations by standing House committees haven't been enough to recapture the country's interest.

By May 2013, Gallup found that 53 percent of Americans were following the Benghazi story "somewhat or very" closely. That bare majority represents a lower level of engagement than Americans usually have with the news. Gallup says its surveys on current events typically find that about 60 percent of Americans are paying attention to the major stories Gallup asks them about.

A little more than a year later, in June 2014, Gallup's survey revealed that Americans' interest had dropped even further. Only 43 percent of Americans said they followed Benghazi "somewhat or very" closely. That places Benghazi in the bottom 20 percent of all news stories Gallup has measured since 1991 (189th out of 224 news events).

Posted by at October 23, 2015 7:00 PM
  

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