Image Credit: Pete Souza (Public Domain)

Image Credit: Pete Souza (Public Domain)

Politics and Public Opinion, Polls

Polls on the IRS controversy, Christie’s popularity, and older Americans’ views of same-sex relations

What you may have missed in the polls this week.

The President’s Standing: The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the president’s approval rating holding steady. The pollsters were in the field after the recent developments on Benghazi, the IRS, and the Justice Department’s subpoenas of journalists’ phone records. … read more >

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Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa

Distrust but verify

The administration has only itself to blame for its credibility problem. It is the result of a general lack of transparency and particularly of the fact that senior officials, including the president and the secretary of state, persisted for so long in offering the American people misleading suggestions that the attacks in Benghazi were a response to an obscure anti-Islamic video. read more >