Poll: Americans Believe Obama Held Up Benghazi Response Over Election Concerns

Buyer's remorse?


A majority of Americans believes President Obama let election-year politics rule his decision not to send help to the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi, according to a Fox News poll.  

The poll also finds most voters—73 percent—think Congress should continue to investigate the administration's handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post there.  That includes 58 percent of Democrats.  

The attack took place in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of September 11 and resulted in the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.  

Fifty-six percent of voters think Obama did not order U.S. troops to Benghazi because he "didn't want to risk something going wrong that could cost him the election."