Report: Libyans worry that Benghazi attack could cost Obama reelection

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The attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans played a role in the electoral campaign as Republicans saw a chance to undercut Obama's lead on national security. The administration has been widely criticized for its changing description of the events of Sept. 11 and the inadequate security in Benghazi, but foreign policy will play only a secondary role to voters' concerns about jobs and the economy.

Still, both candidates have vowed to take action, raising concerns in Libya about the possible repercussions.

“We are going to find out who did this, and we are going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them,” Obama said during the second presidential debate.

Romney, for his part, has consistently called Obama a weak leader, in Libya and elsewhere on the global stage.