New poll shows only 25 percent of Americans support Biden’s handling of Afghanistan


According to a new poll, only 25 percent of Americans said they support President Joe Biden’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan, while a vast percent disapproved. 

Released by NBC News Sunday, the poll was conducted from August 14 to 17, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent. 

Of the one thousand U.S. adults interviewed for the survey, 60 percent of individuals said they disapproved of the president’s actions when it came to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after two decades of conflict.

According to a new poll, only 25 percent of Americans said they support President Joe Biden’ s handling of the situation in Afghanistan , while a vast percent disapproved

In addition to Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, the poll also highlighted the president’s overall approval rating, which dipped to 49 percent—down from 53 percent in April. 

The president’s disapproval rating jumped to 48 percent, a 9 point increase from 39 percent back in the spring. 

Paired with the country’s split views on COVID-19 vaccines, Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates, said the crisis produced a ‘summer of discontent’ for the president. 

But just two weeks before Biden's withdrawal deadline, the Taliban seized near total control of Afghanistan last Sunday, taking the U.S completely off guard.

But just two weeks before Biden’s withdrawal deadline, the Taliban seized near total control of Afghanistan last Sunday, taking the U.S completely off guard. 

Of the one thousand U.S. adults interviewed for the survey, 60 percent of individuals said they disapproved of the president's actions when it came to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after two decades of conflict

Of the one thousand U.S. adults interviewed for the survey, 60 percent of individuals said they disapproved of the president’s actions when it came to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after two decades of conflict

Horwitt, who conducted the poll with Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, said: ‘The promise of April has led to the peril of August,’ Horwitt said has dented Biden’s numbers. ‘It is the domestic storm, Covid’s delta wave, that is causing more difficulties at this stage here at home and for President Biden.’   

In regards to COVID-19, 37 percent of individuals say the worst is behind us, while 42 percent say the worst is yet to come.

That’s a drastic change from April, when 61 percent of Americans said the worst was behind us, as opposed to 19 percent, who said the worst was yet to come.  

In February 2020, the Trump administration signed the Afghanistan peace deal with the Taliban, initially agreeing to withdraw all troops by May 1 of this year. 

Number of US infections per day for July and August, showing a gradual and steady increase

Number of US infections per day for July and August, showing a gradual and steady increase

Health experts say the majority of new COVID cases are among unvaccinated people

Health experts say the majority of new COVID cases are among unvaccinated people

However, after assuming office, Biden chose to extend the deadline to September 11, moving it forward to August 31.

But just two weeks before Biden’s withdrawal deadline, the Taliban seized near total control of Afghanistan last Sunday, taking the U.S completely off guard.

In the midst of the crisis, Biden has faced immense criticism as the U.S. scrambles to evacuate Americans remaining in Afghanistan, in addition to thousands of Afghans who worked with the U.S. and its NATO allies during the past 20 years. 

Of those Many Afghans, many have faced death threats and fear for their safety under Taliban rule.  

On Tuesday, Biden will speak with G7 leaders in a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing chaos in Afghanistan the White House announced on Sunday.

The world leaders will talk about continued cooperation between the nations as the Taliban overruns Afghanistan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in her statement on the upcoming meeting.

‘The leaders will discuss continuing our close coordination on Afghanistan policy and evacuating our citizens, the brave Afghans who stood with us over the last two decades, and other vulnerable Afghans,’ Psaki’s statement reads.

‘They will also discuss plans to provide humanitarian assistance and support for Afghan refugees,’ she continued.

‘The meeting will build on President Biden’s calls this week with G7 leaders Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy.’ 



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