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Voters Now Sharply Divided over Dr. Anthony Fauci


Voters Now Sharply Divided over Dr. Anthony Fauci

Majority of Independents and Republicans Want Dr. Fauci to Resign, Huge Majority of Democrats Say He Should Stay

(Austin, TX—January 24, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted January 12th through January 14th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

“Once known as ‘America’s Doctor’, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a highly partisan figure among voters,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “His own admissions that public opinion influences his decisions, his almost daily shifts on policy, and his criticism of those who disagree with him has—for Republicans and Independents—removed the sense that Fauci is objective and scientific. Democrats, on the other hand, who agree with Fauci’s point-of-view and critiques, support him with overwhelming numbers. America’s health should not be a partisan issue, and yet his decisions have created this mess.”

For complete details on the poll, including graphics, click here.

KEY INSIGHT: Majorities of Independents and Republicans Believe Dr. Fauci Should Resign His Position in Leading Government’s COVID-19 Response:

  • 58.9 percent of Independent voters believe Dr. Fauci should resign his position and role in leading the government’s COVID-19 response to allow for new leadership. 41.1 percent believe Dr. Fauci should not resign.
  • 76.6 percent of Republican voters believe Dr. Fauci should resign his position and role in leading the government’s COVID-19 response to allow for new leadership. 23.4 percent believe Dr. Fauci should not resign.

KEY INSIGHT: Democrat Voters Comprise Main Source of Support for Dr. Fauci’s Role in Leading Government’s Response to COVID-19:

  • 82.5 percent of Democrat voters say that Dr. Fauci should not resign his position and role in leading the government’s COVID-19 response.
  • 17.5 percent of Democrat voters say Dr. Fauci should resign to allow for new leadership in the government's response to COVID-19.


About Convention of States Action—Boasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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