Poll: Only 40 percent think there was a Benghazi cover-up

But 54 percent say they disapprove of how the Obama Administration handled the attack

Topics: Barack Obama, Libya, Benghazi, Benghazi attack, Susan Rice, ,

A new CNN/ORC International poll finds that 54 percent of the public disapproves of how the White House handled the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, while only 40 percent approves.

But, according to the poll, only 40 percent of those surveyed say that they believe the Obama Administration purposely misled the public. “Fifty-four percent think those inaccurate statements reflected what the White House believed to be true at the time,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

48 percent of respondents also said that they believe the attack could have been prevented.

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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