Poll: IRS scandal is most important; Benghazi, not so much


Last week I told you the IRS tax-exempt scandal was the most important of three besieging the White House. A new Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday is backing me up.

According to the poll (which you can read here), 44% of registered voters think the IRS scandal is the most important. Only 24% think Benghazi matters most and a mere 15% consider the Justice Department’s subpoena of Associated Press documents the top priority.

Interestingly, the poll also asked respondents what should be done about the IRS scandal. About 75% of Americans say a special prosecutor needs to be appointed to look into the matter – including 63% of Democrats and 88% of Republicans.

Bipartisanship!

Ashley Killough of CNN speculates most people want the independent investigation because they don’t trust Attorney General Eric Holder, who has a microscopic 23% approval rating.

Finally, please note that this poll supports what I’ve been saying for a long time about Benghazi. By a 44-33% margin, most respondents thought the IRS investigation was in response to “legitimate concerns.” By a nearly identical margin (44-32%) Americans say the Benghazi crusade is “just politics.”

So it’s becoming clearer that voters want congress to focus on the IRS, not Benghazi.

But Congress needs to focus on growing the economy, too. 73% of respondents said that was more important than all three scandals.

Which scandal do you think is the bigger deal? Or should we just focus on the economy?

You should follow Mike on twitter at @mikeyoung44 !

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I'm a young guy with a news addiction. I love engineering, politics, and economics, and I have a mind built for analysis. Also, I write a lot, though I hate the paperwork... You can read my work at www.dynamopolitics.com !

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5 comments on “Poll: IRS scandal is most important; Benghazi, not so much
  1. Right now I think the IRS scandal is bigger. You should check out the photo I recently posted on my twitter account. It pretty much sums up this administration.

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