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“A Group of Politicized Thugs”: Here’s What Americans Really Think of the FBI

Many Americans aren’t at all happy with the FBI right now, particularly how it has been run by the Biden Administration and the sort of activities it has engaged in at the behest of the Biden regime, or at least how it has been perceived as acting under Biden.

Rasmussen found as much in a poll asking voters if they saw it as “a group of politicized thugs” used as Biden’s “personal Gestapo”. The shocking result was that nearly half of Americans view it as such, with almost two thirds of GOP voters and even almost a third of Democrat voters viewing it that way. Independents were about evenly split. Rasmussen announced that in a tweet, saying:

Flashback: “Do you agree or disagree with this statement: There is “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo?””

– Agree –
DEM: 30%
IND: 47%
GOP: 64%
All Voters: 46%

That tweet was a quote-tweet flashback to an earlier, January tweet in which Rasmussen first announced the results of the survey, sayingFewer voters now trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”’

The article cited by Rasmussen claims that, based on a survey of 1000 likely American voters:

Fewer voters now trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”

A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 46% of Likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of the FBI, including 15% who have a Very Favorable view of the agency. That’s down from May 2020, when 60% had a favorable impression of the FBI. Forty-seven percent (47%) now view the FBI unfavorably, including 26% who have a Very Unfavorable impression. 

The four questions asked to get those results were:

1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the FBI?

2* Is Christopher Wray a better or worse FBI director than most of those who held the job before him? Or is his performance about the same?

3* Is the FBI director influenced by the president in his decision-making, or is he truly independent of the administration?

4* Do you agree or disagree with this statement: There is “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo?”?

The reason for the results, particularly among Republicans, should be clear, particularly in the context of the continuing drama surrounding school boards and what’s going on with the Michael Sussmann trial.

On one hand, when the survey was asked was at a time when controversy surrounded the DOJ and FBI’s response to protests at school boards. Back then, if you remember, Merrick Garland’s orders for the FBI to start looking into threats directed toward school board members led many to perceive the FBI as acting at the behest of leftists to crack down on those protesting CRT and LGBT/gender indoctrination at schools. Though some of that response was overblown given what was actually said and ordered, it, like Ruby Ridge and Waco decades before, seriously tarnished the FBI’s image.

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Further, John Durham’s investigation into Clinton Campaign-affiliated lawyer Michael Sussmann hasn’t helped its image either, with Americans reading story after story about how Team Clinton passed lies about Trump off to the FBI and it acted on them. Perhaps it was just duped by sleazy political actors (Durham himself hasn’t yet tried to use the allegations to go after the FBI directly), but to many Americans, it looks like the FBI was acting in a politically motivated way.

So now almost half of Americans view the FBI as “Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo” and a “group of politicized thugs.” That’s bad news for the agency that will likely only get worse as more and more details dribble out of the Sussmann trial and the rest of Durham’s investigation.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr

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16 thoughts on ““A Group of Politicized Thugs”: Here’s What Americans Really Think of the FBI”

  1. The “FBI”, mostly just a bunch of lawyers playing cops and robbers. Several years ago, some Oregon ranchers were exercising their First Amendment rights by protesting in the middle of winter, in the middle of nowhere, not threatening anyone, on public land. One of their supporters, a well known rancher known for his community leadership, was on his way to a meeting with the county sheriff. The FBI ran him off the road and murdered him when he got out of his car. (There is video of it). They could have met him at the Sheriff’s office.

    1. Gen Z Conservative

      I knew about the Bundy family and that tragedy in Oregon. I didn’t know the FBI was involved. Thanks for the heads up!

        1. Gen Z Conservative

          Wasn’t it Cliven Bundy’s son that had organized the whole thing? Or was involved in the leadership of the group? Sorry if I got that incorrect, I thought a Bundy was leading the group that was occupying the place.

      1. When I think of the FBI, I immediately think of Janet Reno and the burning to death of innocent people in Waco, Texas. That wasn’t a crime? Why not? Because they were white? Janet Reno ordered that massacre and the FBI carried it out.
        There were absolutely no charges or repercussions. And to think that this happened before America started heading down hill to the disgusting point we are at now.
        You tell me who can Americans turn to now that cares whether they live or die? One certainly can not turn to any government agency if you are white, Asian, or Hispanic. That is how intentionally divided we have become since 2008. To have a terrorist group like BLM and Antifa legitimized is beyond comprehension and this legitimacy is being enforced by the FBI as well as HLS and all other agencies. This, while legal white protestors are jailed at the enticement of the FBI.

        1. Gen Z Conservative

          Yup. I think the reason the FBI catches less flak for Waco is because the ATF is the agency people think of when they think of that massacre

        2. Waco was a purging. They could have easily arrested Koresh befire they locked the fanatics in the Branch Davidian compound. They were screwed up people for certain but they didn’t need to be murdered.

    2. The FBI has become too radical to exist. It needs to be disbanded and their few necessary duties given to the Marshel service.

  2. here in Texas
    the FBI framed Steve Stockman (senator) in 2012 – for Obama ‘political revenge’.
    They used Ben Wetmore and Bob Cornelius
    Then – They stole money from me – I sued – the judge threw the case
    the snitch tried to run for office (mayor of cedar park) on a false affidavit of residency (I provided his voting record to the city to prove it)
    Why did the snitch (bob cornelius) keep trying to run for office – was the fbi ‘planting’ snitches to be politicians – to run the cities for the fbi – seems likely.
    Bob caught a campaign finance fraud charge
    but – where else are fbi snitches running for office?

  3. FBI are overtly biased against the Right and refuse to police the rank corruption on the Left. They don’t even hide the fact that they now work for the Democrat Party rather than the American people.

  4. They raided Roger Stone’s house. They raided Rudy Gulianni’s house. They raided the Project Veritas jounalist James O’Keefe. Raided innocent January 6th attendees houses. Just thugs.

  5. 1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the FBI? Favorable for most field agents but I don’t trust trust their upper management.

    2* Is Christopher Wray a better or worse FBI director than most of those who held the job before him? Or is his performance about the same? Worse on all fronts. He’s been bought and is a Biden man.

    3* Is the FBI director influenced by the president in his decision-making, or is he truly independent of the administration? Heavily Influenced? Worse, he’s a political liberal puppet.

    4* Do you agree or disagree with this statement: There is “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo?”? 100% agree.

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