New Poll Reveals What People Really Think Of Biden’s FBI
A long, long time ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was celebrated and honored, particularly in their battle against gangsters and villains like Al Capone and other forms of organized crime.
However, it seems those days have passed, especially since it seems the FBI is now focused on rounding up suspects supposedly involved in riots that took place on Jan. 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building.
However, a new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that folks tend to view the FBI as the punishing arm of President Joe Biden and his administration.
Picking up on a comment from former Trump adviser Roger Stone, long caught in the wandering FBI Russia probe, the pollster found that likely voters, by a 46%-38% margin, believe “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.”
In discussing the Jan. 6 probe and the FBI’s investigation of whistleblower Project Veritas, Stone used that phrase.
Republicans especially feel negative about the FBI, with 64% feeling it is the president’s “Gestapo.” And 30% of Democrats agreed.
The word Gestapo generally refers to the henchmen led by Nazi Hermann Goring against Adolf Hitler’s enemies.
Rasmussen’s analysis of the data said, “Fifty percent of voters now believe the FBI director is influenced by the president in his decision-making, while only 26% believe Wray is truly independent of the administration, and another 25% are not sure. That’s a near-complete reversal from May 2017, when 53% believed the FBI director was truly independent and 26% thought he was influenced by the president.”
The public is currently divided overall on how to feel about the FBI, with 46 percent seeming to have a favorable impression of the agency, while 47 percent have an unfavorable view.
“President Biden’s strongest supporters have the most favorable impression of the FBI. Among voters who ‘Strongly Approve’ of Biden’s job performance as president, 86% view the FBI favorably. By comparison, among voters who ‘Strongly Disapprove’ of Biden’s performance, only 19% have a favorable impression of the FBI,” Rasmussen said.