Only THREE in 10 voters supported Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which killed 13 US servicemen
Biden’s approval rating drops to 47% and only THREE in 10 voters support the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan that killed 13 US servicemen, another serious poll shows
- A new poll shows that a whopping 61% of US voters do not approve of Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, while only three in 10 approve
- In comments Tuesday, Biden said the withdrawal was an “extraordinary success” despite the deaths of 13 US servicemen and hundreds of Americans left behind.
- However, the mission is taking its toll on Biden’s political stature
- Biden is underwater with 47% approval and 49% disapproval
- The last US troops left on Monday – a day before the August 31 deadline
Americans are increasingly angry at the way President Joe Biden has handled the withdrawal from Afghanistan, with only 30 percent saying they approve of the way it went.
In the Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday, 12 percent of registered voters say they strongly approve of Biden’s approach to the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, which killed 13 US servicemen and stranded hundreds of US civilians there. Another 18 percent said they somewhat disapproved of the president’s actions.
On the other hand, a whopping 61 percent of U.S. voters say they somewhat or strongly disapprove of Biden’s withdrawal plan.
The president, who ended the 20-year war in Afghanistan on Tuesday, called the withdrawal an “extraordinary success” – despite a lot of criticism and leaving hundreds of Americans behind to meet the August 31 deadline he agreed with the Taliban. .
However, the mission is taking its toll on Biden’s political stature.
A new poll shows that a whopping 61 percent of U.S. voters do not approve of Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, while only three in 10 approve
In defiant comments on Tuesday announcing the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan, Biden said it was an “extraordinary success” despite 13 US servicemen killed in the chaos and hundreds of US civilians left behind.
The president’s overall approval rating is 47 percent, according to the poll, equal to his lowest average approval score, which fell below 50 percent for the first time during the Taliban takeover of Kabul.
The latest survey shows that he is under water with voters with a 49 percent disapproval score.
Nearly four in 10 – 39 per cent – of respondents said they think the country is on the right track, while 61 per cent say they think things have gone ‘pretty seriously wrong’.
Originally, Biden set the troop withdrawal deadline for September 11, 2021 — the date of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that started the war in Afghanistan in the first place. He moved that date to August 31, and the last military aircraft and troops left Afghanistan on August 30.
Fifty percent of the 1,997 voters polled told polls they supported his decision to end the military presence in Afghanistan before September 11, and 41 percent said they disapproved of it.
The poll was conducted from August 28-30 – in the final days of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
The president declined to extend the deadline to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, despite predictions that the timeline would not allow for all US citizens to leave the country in time.
Instead, the president appeared to give in to pressure from the Taliban, as they warned there would be consequences if Washington failed to meet the August 31 deadline.
Biden vowed in his belligerent comments on Tuesday, where he didn’t answer questions, to help get the remaining US citizens out of Afghanistan.
The White House said over the weekend that the president would meet with his national security team every day this week in efforts to continue the evacuations in the absence of a troop presence in Afghanistan.
The last US troops left Afghanistan on Monday, a day before the August 31 deadline. Here, people wave Taliban flags at a rally to celebrate US withdrawal on Tuesday
He also insisted on Tuesday that there was no way to carry out the withdrawal in a “more orderly manner,” despite several experts and retired military chiefs saying Bagram airbase should not have been left.
Biden said he “respectfully disagreed” with critics who said he should have started the evacuation earlier to avoid the chaos.
In the chaos in Kabul, an ISIS-K suicide bomber was able to get close enough to the gates to kill 11 Marines, an Army Special Forces member and a Navy Corpsman — as well as dozens of Afghans trying to flee the country — in the blast.