Republicans spent nearly two years trying to get Dr. Destroying Anthony Fauci, but Fauci’s approval remains higher than that of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell.
According to Gallup:
Only two other front-runners on the list are rated positively by the majority of Americans – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (53%) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci (52%).
The views of the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, are also narrowly divided, but slightly negative with 46% approval and 49% disapproval.
The Senate Republican chairman, Mitch McConnell, received the worst ratings of the eleven measured values, with 63% disagreeing and 34% agreeing.
Fauci has been under constant attack, but continues to be more popular than the top Republicans
The continued popularity of Dr. Fauci is even more impressive when you consider his character is smeared almost daily by everyone from former President Donald Trump to Republicans in Congress like Senator Rand Paul and Fox News.
Most Americans seem to continue to like and trust Fauci because, unlike the people who spend their days attacking him, the infectious disease expert seems honest and credible.
The GOP’s inability to demonize Fauci is an example of their weakening media machine.
Republicans could get any of their messages into mainstream political conversation through Fox News during the Obama presidency, but that has changed. Fox speaks to his audience inside the right bubble. Most of the news from Fox News does not infect mainstream discourse.
The Republicans tried to ruin him, but Dr. Anthony Fauci remains more popular than her guides could ever be.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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