A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds fewer voters trust the FBI, and most voters believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.” Forty-six percent of Likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of the FBI, while 47% view the FBI unfavorably. An even starker gap exists for those with the strongest views on the FBI, where only 15% view them Very Favorable while 26% have a Very Unfavorable impression.
Support among Republicans is at only 38% versus 63% for Democrats. Liberals like the FBI by a 63% to 28% margin, while most Conservatives and Moderates don’t. The only income group that likes the FBI are those making over $200,000 per year. More whites (47%) than black voters (41%) or other minorities (43%) have a favorable impression of the FBI.
By a striking 46% to 38% margin, most likely voters believe the FBI is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.” Sixty-nine percent of Republicans agree with that characterization versus 30% of Democrats (to be honest, given how extreme the term “personal Gestapo” is, it is surprising that 30% of Democrats agree, including 21% strongly agree. Even 22% of those who strongly approve of Biden agree that the FBI is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”