Most of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of operations inside Afghanistan, according to a Monday survey.
The Trafalgar Group surveyed over 1,000 possible 2022 voters and discovered that 69.3% of the people disapproved of Biden’s efforts in Afghanistan, according to the Convention of States Action’s Monday media release. The most in the bracket, 59.5%, reported they “disapproved” of Biden’s performance, while the other 10% reported they “disapprove.”
The poll was done between Aug. 14-15 with a total of 1,048 people responding and had a margin of error of about 2.98%, according to the news report.
Meanwhile, around 23% of Americans approve of the president’s military operations, with 12.4% saying they only “approve” and another 11% reporting a “strong approval,” according to the news release. Only 7.5% of people reported they have “no opinion.”
The White House said on Aug. 14 that 5,000 U.S. troops were to be sent to Afghanistan to assist personnel at the Embassy in evacuating the nation due to the Taliban’s takeover. The next day, the Islamic group breached Kabul, the country’s capital, causing Americans to evacuate on military flights.
An overwhelming majority of GOP and Independent voters polled disapproved of Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, with 80% of Republican participants reported they “strongly disapproved,” and almost 9% said they “disapprove,” the poll reported. Almost 75% of Independents disapproved, with over two-thirds of respondents reporting that they “strongly disapproved.”
In comparison, only 48% of Dem voters showed their disapproval, with most strongly disapproving, according to the survey. The approval ratings were mostly shown among Dems, with around 23% approving, the poll showed. Only 3% of the GOP and 9% of Independents approve of the White House’s military handling.
Mark Meckler, The Convention Of States Action president, asked for new leadership for the situation in Afghanistan.
“There is no doubt that the American people are not accepting the lies of Afghanistan. This is Saigon, and it is far worse. Our country has watched the same group of people in D.C. blunder on foreign policy, on coronavirus, on the border, and America’s economy,” Meckler said in a comment. “After spending over $1 trillion dollars and enduring dead and wounded soldiers, we are confronted with a camp of terror, a foreign policy disaster, and are now less safe at home. It’s time for new leadership.”
Author: Scott Dowdy