Keep Politics Out of FBI, Voters Say
Half of voters still have a favorable opinion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but an overwhelming majority want the agency to avoid partisan political bias.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of the FBI, including 21% who have a Very Favorable view of the bureau. Forty-six percent (43%) now view the FBI unfavorably, including 27% who have a Very Unfavorable impression of the bureau. These findings haven’t changed much since August, shortly after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on October 20 and 23, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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