Dr. Fauci popularity / approval rating: 71% of Trumpers insist he hurt America

Per a new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll, 71% of Trump supporters think Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president who guided America through tough times in 2020 and early 2021, ultimately hurt the United States more than he helped.

The survey asked respondents to assess the impact of Dr. Fauci’s tenure as the lead infectious disease expert on coronavirus task forces under both the Trump and Biden administrations.

Poll question: Which comes closest to your view of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s impact during the pandemic?


  • Fauci helped America more than he hurt America
  • Fauci hurt America more than helped America
  • Not sure

Overall, a whopping 61% of Republicans, non-Trumpers included, insist that Dr. Anthony Fauci “hurt America” more than he helped it during the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-two percent said he helped America more while 18% weren’t sure.

In sum, 46% said Fauci helped more than he hurt, with 30 percent saying he “hurt America” and 24 percent saying they weren’t sure.

Without Dr. Fauci’s guidance and serious concern early in the pandemic, would the U.S. have experienced the living hell people in India are enduring?

As of May 20, a reported 587,000 Americans have died from coronavirus while countless millions have suffered for one, two, or three weeks or more as a result of catching it.

COVID-19 is real, and is a proven killer. Those facts are indisputable.

Tags: Covid-19, Dr Fauci, Trumpers