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Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Obama Administration ‘Hiding Something’ On Benghazi Attacks

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The majority of Americans believe that the Obama Administration is “mostly hiding something” regarding their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

The majority of Americans believe that the Obama Administration is “mostly hiding something” regarding their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A majority of Americans believe that the Obama administration is “mostly hiding something” regarding their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

A CBS News/New York Times poll reveals that that the majority of Americans think that the Obama Administration is hiding the truth on what happened with the Benghazi massacre. Seventy-seven percent of Republicans, 59 percent of independents, and even 41 percent of Democrats believe the administration is covering up.

However, a majority of poll respondents (57 percent) also said that Republicans in Congress have been using the Benghazi attack for political gain. Eighty-one percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents see the GOP criticism as a political stunt, while 59 percent of Republican respondents said they believe congressional Republicans are just finding out what happened in Libya.

An increasing majority of Americans are also paying attention to media coverage of the investigation.

Fifty-nine percent of adults said they are following news about the investigations at least somewhat closely, with a quarter of respondents following very closely. Republicans and independents reported following the issue more closely than Democrats.

The poll also found that 36 percent of voters think that Obama has made them safer, while 28 percent reported feeling less safe.

The poll was conducted by telephone from May 31-June 4, 2013 among 1,022 U.S. adults nationwide.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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