Poll: Majority of voters say Fauci should resign

A majority of voters said President Biden’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, should resign, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

The survey, which was conducted from October 26,27, found that 52 percent of registered voters polled felt Fauci should resign. 

By contrast, 48 percent of respondent said he should not. 

A June 17-18 Hill-HarrisX poll found that 58 percent of registered voters said Fauci should not resign, while 42 percent of respondents said he should. 

Thirty-two percent of Democrats said Fauci should resign, a 12 percentage point increase since the June survey, while 68 percent said he should not.

The number of Republicans saying Fauci should resign increased 9 percentage points in that same period, up to 75 percent in the latest survey. Twenty-five percent said he should not resign.

Meanwhile, 47 percent of independents said he should resign, also a 9 percentage point increase from June, while 53 percent said he should not. 

The poll comes as Fauci remains a polarizing figure among partisans.

Previous Hill-HarrisX research found that 61 percent of respondents feel 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 937 registered voters between Oct. 26 and 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte

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