Majority of Voters Now Believe Biden Will Leave Americans behind in Afghanistan: Poll
A 52 percent majority said Biden’s handling of the crisis was 'poor'
The majority of U.S voters believe Demcorat Joe Biden will leave stranded Americans behind in Afghanistan after the Taliban's August 31 deadline and is doing a “poor” job handling the crisis, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
The survey asked respondents:
“How would you rate the Biden administration’s handling of the current situation in Afghanistan?”
A 52 percent majority said Biden’s handling of the crisis was "poor" while 21 percent said “good,” 14 percent said “fair,” 11 percent said “excellent,” and just 1 percent remain unsure.
Politics strongly influences views of how Biden is handling Afghanistan. Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democratic voters rate the administration’s handling of the current situation in Afghanistan as good or excellent, but only 16% of Republicans and 24% of voters not affiliated with either major party share that view. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of GOP voters rate the Biden administration’s handling of Afghanistan poor, an opinion shared by 24% of Democrats and 57% of unaffiliated voters.
Half believe that Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan was s a “bad decision."
While just one-third, 34 percent, described it as a “good decision.”
But just eight percent believe that no Americans will be left behind following the withdrawal.
36 percent believe that “more than 500” Americans will be left behind.
15 percent believe it will be between 100 and 500.
1 percent predict 50 to 100 Americans will be left behind, and another 11 percent say it will be below 50, according to the survey.
Fifty-three percent of Republicans believe more than 500 American civilians will be left after the U.S. military withdrawal.
Just 20% of Democrats and 36% of unaffiliated voters share the same view.
43 percent of Democrats think fewer than 100 American civilians will be left behind.
The same opinion is shared by just 13% of both Republicans and unaffiliated voters.
The majority of American voters also believe the Afghanistan crisis is far worse than the media is reporting.
Out of 1,000 likely voters surveyed August 24-25, 2021, just 29% said they “trust what the news media are reporting about the current situation in Afghanistan."
Last week, Neon Nettle reported the White House cut the audio feed during a live press conference as Biden cracked jokes when asked about trapped Americans.
The incident occurred during a Wednesday presser, just after a reporter asked Biden about the plan for rescuing stranded Americans from Kabul.
Several reporters confirmed that Biden cracked a joke about the crisis.
At the time, Biden was holding an event about cybersecurity in the State Dining Room.