Biden’s Approval Rating Drops To 43% After Afghanistan Crisis
President Joe Biden‘s approval rating has dropped to 43 percent after his handling of the crisis in Afghanistan, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
Back in August, NPR’s poll reported Biden’s approval rating at 49 percent.
The six-point drop is largely attributed to wavering support from Democrats and independents.
Fifty-five percent of independents and 13 percent of Democrats disapprove of the job Biden is doing.
After the Taliban took control of Kabul, Biden’s approval rating dropped below 50 percent. It continued to drop, now leaving him with a scant 43 percent.
Last week, marked the end of America’s longest war, with all U.S. troops finally being withdrawn.
The president has defended his decision to pull out of Afghanistan, calling it an “extraordinary success.”
“I was not going to extend this forever war, and I was not extending a forever exit,” he said.
Nonetheless, his administration has come under fire for mishandling the evacuation process from Afghanistan. Around 200 Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan.
Morning Consult reported that sixty-one percent of voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the withdrawal.
Additionally, seventy-one percent believe the U.S. “failed” in Afghanistan.