PPP's newest national poll finds that Republicans aren't getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week. Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton's +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical to what it was on our last national poll in late March. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans remain very unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating..... and
One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess.Not that not knowing where some place is has ever stopped any wingbat from thumping their chest about it. I have met more than one who insisted that India was in the Middle East.
Somehow, Americans also think that immigration reform and gun reform are bigger priorities than Republican howling about Benghazi, by a 56-38 and a 52-43 margin, respectively. As a result of the Republican party concentrating their energy on trumped up scandals rather than solving problems, the RNC Florida Director of Hispanic Outreach just quit the party and became a Democrat, saying "It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today." Pablo Pantoja goes on to take on an author employed by the Heritage Foundation whose "research" centers around the idea that Hispanics are just too dumb to be Americans.
The complete disregard of those who are in disadvantage is also palpable. We are not looking at an isolated incident of rhetoric or research. Others subscribe to motivating people to action by stating, “In California, a majority of all Hispanic births are illegitimate. That’s a lot of Democratic voters coming.” The discourse that moves the Republican Party is filled with this anti-immigrant movement and overall radicalization that is far removed from reality. Another quick example beyond the immigration debate happened during CPAC this year when a supporter shouted ““For giving him shelter and food for all those years?” while a moderator explained how Frederick Douglass had written a letter to his slave master saying that he forgave him for “all the things you did to me.” I think you get the idea.Apparently, BENGHAZI!!!! isn't making the GOP's troubles with the new American demographic going away. Tsk, tsk.