While President Obama’s approval ratings remain relatively scandal-proof at close to 50 percent – mediocre, but it’s been steady – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have incurred some damage from Benghazi, falling from a favorability rating of 64 percent to 58 percent over the past two months, according to Gallup.
Meanwhile, the share of those who disapprove of her have risen from 31 percent to 39 percent.
Much of the drop has occurred among independents, among whom only 52 percent expressed their approval, compared to 63 percent in April.
But there are signs Benghazi might not harm her in the 2016 primaries. For some reason, Democrats like Hillary even better after Benghazi, with her approval rising from 92 percent to 94 percent.
Ninety four percent? Is anyone thinking about their responses about this one over on the Dem side? You normally can’t get 94 percent of people to agree that it’s Monday.