Call if Fauci Fatigue.
A new poll shows that more than half of Americans have had it with Dr. Anthony Fauci, allegedly the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
Conservative pollster Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Friday that showed just 44 percent of Americans hold a favorable opinion of Fauci. Among them, 27 percent said their view was “very” favorable of the longtime medical bureaucrat.
But Rasmussen noted that 42 percent said their view of Fauci was unfavorable, with 29 percent holding a “very unfavorable” opinion of the octogenarian physician.
The other 14 percent were undecided.
As with most things these days, the split was partisan.
Among Democrats, 72 percent reported a favorable opinion on Fauci. Yet only 23 percent of Republicans and just 32 percent of those outside the major parties agreed with those Democrats. On a side note, 69 percent of those who support mask mandates back Fauci, while just 13 percent of mandate opponents concur with them.
Yet, Rasmussen pointed out, 50 percent of respondents – or more than those who actually like him – still agreed with Fauci that COVID restrictions should be continued until next spring, which, as Fauci noted the other day, is the soonest Americans could expect to return to “normal.” Only 39 percent disagree with him.
That may be the most surprising response, given Fauci’s flip-flops.
A month ago, conservative journalist Drew Holden put together a Twitter thread that showed how often Fauci has changed his mind on COVID policies.
His reversals since February 2020 include whether the virus was actually a threat to America, on whether to wear masks, how effective they are, and how many Americans should wear, as well as whether COVID began from a lab leak.
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