Fewer than half of all Americans say they trust Dr. Anthony Fauci, the controversial director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, when it comes to the fight against COVID-19, a new I&I/TIPP Poll shows. But as with many other issues these days, the level of trust in Fauci is highly partisan.
The December I&I/TIPP Poll asked: "Generally speaking, how much trust do you have in Dr. Anthony Fauci's opinions related to coronavirus?"
Of those responding, 47% said they had "a lot of trust" or "quite a bit of trust" in Fauci, while 41% said they had "little trust" or "no trust at all." Another 13% responded they were "not sure."