Just 40 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Dr. Anthony Fauci has told the truth about U.S. government funding for “gain-of-function” virus research relating to the COVID-19 virus originating from China.
Forty-six percent of voters believe Fauci has not told the truth. Fifteen percent are not sure.
Last week, Sen. Rand Paul said emails reveal Fauci was aware that U.S. tax dollars were funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Of likely voters who said they have followed the recent news about gain-of-function research at least somewhat closely, 59 percent do not believe Fauci has told the truth.
Forty-four percent of Republicans oppose U.S. government funding for gain-of-function virus research. Thirty-six percent of unaffiliated voters agree, as do 16 percent of Democrats. Fifty-two percent of Democrat voters believe the government should fund the research, but just 24 percent of Republican and unaffiliated voters agree.
Sixty-six percent of Republicans and 51 percent of unaffiliated voters do not believe Fauci has told the truth. Just 23 percent of Democrats agree.
Sixty-three percent of Democrats believe Fauci has told the truth about U.S. government funding for gain-of-function virus research.