New Poll: Majority of Americans Care About IRS/Lois Lerner Scandal, Too
In last week’s Liberty Update, we debunked the claim by the Obama Administration, its Democratic Congressional apologists and the mainstream media that the Benghazi scandal is something about which Americans just don’t care. According to a Rasmussen survey released last week, 51% say that the Benghazi affair merits further investigation, while just 34% disagree:
One can only imagine survey data on the matter if the media had bothered to cover it as it deserves. Or, perhaps more to the point, if a Republican president presided over the attack and political coverup. Nevertheless, it’s an encouraging sign that the American public not only expresses concern, but prefers continued investigation. That should encourage Congressional leaders and media to get to the bottom of this important matter.”
Today, there’s more encouraging news in that regard. Rasmussen also reports that a clear majority of Americans also say the ongoing IRS/Lois Lerner scandal merits further investigation:
Half of voters still believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups, and even more think the matter needs to be looked into further. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of likely U.S. voters think the Obama administration’s handling of the IRS matter merits further investigation. Just half as many (28%) say the case should be closed. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.”
Both Benghazi and the IRS persecution of conservative groups are critical matters, and Americans shouldn’t allow the Administration to bury them. Fortunately, that’s not the case, which should encourage the media and members of Congress to pursue the truth in both cases in a responsible, thorough, public manner.