Poll: 58 percent say Fauci should not resign

A majority of voters say they do not think President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE's chief medical advisor Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Writer: Fauci, Paul clash shouldn't distract from probe into COVID-19 origins S.E. Cupp: 'The politicization of science and health safety has inarguably cost lives' MORE should resign, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-eight percent of registered voters said Fauci should not resign.

By contrast, 42 percent of respondents said he should resign. 

Eighty percent of Democratic voters, 60 percent of independents and 81 percent of Biden voters do not want Fauci to resign.

Sixty-three percent of Republicans and 73 percent of voters who cast their ballots for former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE said the country's top infectious disease expert should resign. 

The results underscore the partisan differences over the coronavirus and Fauci, who has been cheered by liberals but heavily criticized by some conservatives, such as Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWriter: Fauci, Paul clash shouldn't distract from probe into COVID-19 origins S.E. Cupp: 'The politicization of science and health safety has inarguably cost lives' Trust in Fauci, federal health agencies strong: poll MORE (R-Ky.). 

A recent Hill-HarrisX poll found 61 percent said Fauci has been truthful to the best of his knowledge regarding the origins of COVID-19 while 39 percent said he misled the public.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 942 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.19 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte