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Good evening I'm right -- we are just 27 days from a rapidly evolving presidential election and governor Romney.
Is now ahead of President Obama and just release Fox News polls this hour 46 to 45%.
He also has.
They one percentage point lead -- one throwing lead advantage over the president.
In favorability opinion.
52 to 51 a shift of four points.
Our top story tonight though is the growing fallout from last month's terror attack in Libya and the Obama administration's.
Conflicting statements about it.
That tells you just how serious this has become we have fox team coverage tonight.
-- what -- correspondent Ed Henry looks at the latest episode of Obama administration damage control but we begin with chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
On what went down today.
Just behind me on Capitol Hill could even -- Well thank you Brett lawmakers questioned today whether the president's political agenda.
-- security decisions on the ground in Libya and assertions by the administration.
There was no protest.
Reveal that and the State Department the FBI and others have that video the top State Department official who testified before the house government oversight committee confirmed that he told lawmakers a day after this attack on the Ben Ghazi -- that he believed it was terrorism I also believe.
Betty who is because of the nature of it and the lethality -- it.
That kid to that was a complex attack -- invest your Kennedys staunchly defended ambassador Susan Rice.
Who -- days after the attack made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows -- insisting he was a demonstration.
Prompted by YouTube video for an anti Islam film that spun out of control -- any administration official.
Including any career official.
We're on television on Sunday September 16.
They would have said what ambassador rice said that position challenged repeatedly by Republican who just returned from the region that when I was in Libya.
Good part of the day never once did a person ever.
Mention a video.
Never with at least 230 document security incidents in the years leading up to the -- including -- -- attack on the US consulate in June lawmakers were told -- -- we could not protect American interests we could not rely on the Libyan government for security and intelligence and law enforcement help to identify emerging threats.
Or to ask them for assistance in mitigating those threats through newly released emails and testimony one team dominated.
Official Washington was preoccupied with reducing the number of American security personnel at the consulate and replacing them with Libyan guards.
Even after a series of attacks on diplomats.
Lieutenant colonel -- -- recently oversaw military security for the consulate we were the last flags flying from Indian -- and we were the last thing on their target list of leading Democrat suggested congress need to look at its own actions.
The fact is that since when you have in the house has cut.
Embassy security about hundreds of millions of dollars devoted -- -- requested by the president.
Nine minutes after the hearing ended in a remarkable move ambassador Kennedy.
Said he would take more questions from reporters in the State Department briefing room what seems clear tonight is that there was unhappiness estate over Kennedy's statements for -- cast.
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