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More Polling Shows Americans Care About Benghazi, IRS Scandals

1:10 PM, May 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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A new poll from CNN demonstrates that Americans say the continuing investigations into two scandals that have arisen in the last week are important.

According to the poll, 55 percent of those polled say the questions about the administration's conflicting stories on the cause of the September 11 attacks on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi are "very important," with another 29 percent saying they are "somewhat important." And on the issue of the IRS targeting conservative groups for increased scrutiny, 55 percent said the it was "very important" and another 30 percent said it was "somewhat important."

Here's more from CNN:

But 59% now say that the U.S government could have prevented the attack in Benghazi, up 11 points from last November. And only 37% say that congressional Republicans are overreacting in their handling of the matter, with 59% saying they've reacted appropriately.

It's the same story on the IRS controversy, with 54% saying the GOP in Congress has not overplayed its hand.

The CNN poll results are similar to those found by Gallup earlier this weekend.

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