Poll: Majority upset with White House handling of Benghazi

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Republicans are far more skeptical of the administration's handling of the attack, with 83 percent saying they were dissatisfied with the White House. A majority of independents — 58 percent — said the same, although three-quarters of Democrats were satisfied with the response.

The survey was conducted before the release Tuesday night of an independent review into the attack, that concluded that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” at “senior levels” of the State Department were to blame for “grossly inadequate” security at the Benghazi mission. But the report also said no single federal employee had engaged in misconduct.

Three State Department officials, including the head of diplomatic security, resigned Wednesday after the release of the report.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to testify about the report's findings on Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but canceled her appearance after dehydration from a stomach virus led to her fainting and suffering a concussion. William Burns and Thomas Nides, both deputy secretaries of State, will testify in her place.