Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

In a sign Americans are growing outraged over an increasingly totalitarian political establishment, a new Rasmussen Reports poll nearly half of Americans believe FBI leaders are “thugs” brutally suppressing criticism of liberal leaders.

The poll found a stunning 46 percent of Americans agreed there is “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo.”

Only 38 percent of Americans disagreed with the notion FBI leaders were on par with the Nazis’ notorious political police.

The survey, of 1,000 likely voters, found Americans were almost evenly split in their view of the FBI, with 46 percent viewing them favorably and 47 percent unfavorably.

In May 2020 60 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the FBI, a stunning 14-point drop in just seven months.

The finding comes weeks after it was revealed the Justice Department considered parents who criticize liberal education policies as potential “terrorists” – a move the Biden administration defended.

Fifty percent of voters said they believed the FBI director is “influenced by the president in his decision-making,” even though by law he or she is supposed to be a non-political independent.  

Only 26 percent of Americans believed the FBI director is not influenced by the president.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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ward
ward
4 months ago

Along with blm, antifa created terrorist stench created by bo’s 8 years of treason t0 internally destroy U.S. Freedom & Rights ! Whole damned dem stench of wannabe dictator treason stinks !

Kiera Turner
Kiera Turner
4 months ago
Reply to  ward

Three weeks from now you will wish you had started today. Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site.

GOOD LUCK… 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐬𝟎𝟏.𝐓𝐤

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  ward

It’s up to us to stand together. They are scared shitless of the people

Gus Richards
Gus Richards
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

The trouble is that the division in this country has grown so large, and that is what the liberal/socialist democrats want, because it allows them to exercise complete control over the country. Without that second American revolution that has been talked for years now, there really isn’t much we the people can do about it. All this makes me glad that I’m old and hopefully won’t see the complete downfall of the United States of America.

Jeanni
Jeanni
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

That is because there are more of us than there are of them! Don’t let them scare you and do not submit! Stand up for your rights and your freedom!

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
4 months ago

The last shred of ‘perceived’ FBI integrity evaporated when the X-FILES series ended.

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
4 months ago

Have you noticed?? 

In four years no mass arrests of BLM and ANTIFA members or the Big Tech/DNC/Soros paymasters inciting murders, riots, looting and assaults against Police.

Proof the F#@kin FBI is not “WATCHING” BLM and ANTIFA, the FBI is “MANAGING” BLM and ANTIFA!

robert williams
robert williams
3 months ago
Reply to  CharlieSeattle

I have to agree with you %150 and as long as we have a DICTATOR like this “WACKO who is a plain KOOK” this will happen. Lets all GOOD “AMERICANS” be prepared.

Michael L Shalit
Michael L Shalit
3 months ago

I’m not sure what you mean by be prepared but if not giving up our guns is part of it, I’m on board.

Jeanni
Jeanni
3 months ago

The dictator you speak of is Obama not Biden! He is the one who is controlling the decisions that are made in the government! Joe Biden is to stupid and is just a puppet for Obama!

Libra
Libra
3 months ago

Yes: Joe Taliban handled Afghanistan so well when He over- rode his General’s advice. .He will take the USA down a path we can never ever recover from and possibly we could be enslaved by both Russia and China. If you think the Chinese Muslims are in dire straits.. Just wait until we have Masters of Chinese and Russian backgrounds.