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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