Of course 100% of the public would be fully informed if the massive number of Obama scandals involved a Republican or a Kardashian. Considering until the past week the leftwing media completely ignored all the Obama scandals, the fact that 54% of the public is aware of the Obama’s IRS scandal can be seen as a positive sign.
The public’s interest in the ongoing controversies surrounding the IRS and Benghazi is lower than comparable major news stories in the past, according to a Gallup survey released Friday.According to the poll, slim majorities say they’re closely following the twin controversies, with 54 percent tracking the IRS’s singling out of conservative groups and 53 percent watching the Benghazi hearings. The levels of interest for both are below the 60 percent average Gallup says comparable news stories tend to generate, based on a 200 story spanning decades.
Twenty-two percent said they’re not following either story very closely, and 24 percent said they’re not following either story at all.
“The amount of attention Americans are paying to the IRS and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years,” Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport wrote in his analysis of the data. “This overall lack of attention is due in part to Democrats’ and, to a lesser degree, independents’ lack of interest, which stands in sharp contrast to the significantly above-average attention among Republicans.”
However, a majority of the public believes both matters deserve further investigation.