Poll numbers continue to sink for Joe Biden. Once, the media’s darling, now nearly two-thirds, 74% think Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has gone badly.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Joe Biden’s job approval fell below 50% for the first time last week and now, according to a CBS News poll released Monday, many Americans believe that Biden and his team botched the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left thousands stranded and the Taliban in charge after nearly two decades of armed conflict.
Most Americans still support the Biden administration’s decision to pull troops from Afghanistan, CBS noted, “but not like this.”’
The poll noted that 44% of Americans believe the withdrawal has gone “very badly,” and 30% believe the withdrawal went “somewhat badly,” leaving an astounding 74% of Americans with a poor view of the removal of U.S. troops.
“Public reaction to what’s happened there is decidedly negative, with Americans now fearing wider repercussions from a heightened threat of terrorism,” CBS News said. “Back home, the public weighs in with rough judgments on President Biden — not only for his handling of it, but with his overall presidential approval rating dropping substantially, and broader views of his qualities like effectiveness and competence taking hits along with it.”
The poll found that the public is able to draw the distinction between the decision and the need to leave and how it has been handled.