Trey Gowdy did Hillary Clinton a big favor with partisan Benghazi hearing, poll shows

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, laughs out loud after Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., asked Clinton if she was home alone during night of the 2012 Benghazi attacks during testimony on Capitol Hill in Washi

Way to go, Trey Gowdy. The Benghazi Committee’s marathon hearing with Hillary Clinton did Clinton a world of good, according to a new poll:

Among Democratic primary voters, 72% said they were now satisfied with Clinton’s responses to questions about how she handled the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. That’s up from 58% before her testimony. […]
Clinton made progress as well among swing voters, the survey found. Before her testimony, 84% of swing voters had said they were not satisfied with her responses to questions about Benghazi. In the latest survey, only 40% said so.

That’s a big swing, even if it’s incomplete, with just a minority of swing voters saying they are affirmatively satisfied with Clinton’s answers. Still, a much lower number saying they’re not satisfied counts as a major win thanks

Gowdy and company.

Remember how Marco Rubio claimed that “the mainstream media” was a Super PAC for Democrats because the general media take was that Clinton had done well in the Benghazi hearing? Boy, the media would have to be a heckuva lot more powerful than it seems to have influenced that many people that strongly. It’s almost like Clinton really did perform well and the Benghazi Committee Republicans really did show that partisan attack, not truth-seeking, was their goal.

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