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Biden’s approval rating hits another low with 51% disapproving

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Biden’s approval rating hits ANOTHER low with 51% of Americans disapproving and 61% criticizing his chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal

  • President Joe Biden’s approval rating continued its downward trend since the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan 
  • A new poll found he had a 51% disapproval rating 
  • His approval rating sat 43% in the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll – a six point slide since the poll was last conducted in July 
  • Respondents gave Biden low marks for his handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 
  • Only 32% approved of Biden’s handling of the draw down, with 61% disapproving
  • Biden’s approval rating has been underwater since Afghanistan evacuation 










President Joe Biden‘s approval rating continued its downward trend since the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan with a new poll out Thursday showing 51% disapprove of his job.

His approval rating sat 43% in the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll – a six point slide since the poll was last conducted in July. 

Respondents gave the president low marks for his handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, which saw 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing and thousands of Afghani allies left behind.  

Only 32% approved of Biden’s handling of the draw down, with 61% disapproving.  

Additionally, an overwhelming 71% think the war in Afghanistan was a failure and a mere 20% called it a success.

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President Joe Biden's approval rating continued its downward trend since the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan - above Biden at Dover on Sunday for the dignified transfer of the remains of fallen service members

President Joe Biden’s approval rating continued its downward trend since the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan – above Biden at Dover on Sunday for the dignified transfer of the remains of fallen service members

The president’s approval rating has gone under water as part of the fallout from Afghanistan.  He began August with an average job approval rating of 51.5%, down from 54% at the start of May.

But it dropped to as low 41% in a USA Today poll at the end of August.  

Biden defended his handling of the situation in remarks earlier this week, where he called the evacuation an ‘extraordinary success’ and argued his hands were tied in the situation due to an agreement former President Donald Trump made with the Taliban. 

Respondents in the poll were split on the next steps for Afghanistan: 38% think the U.S. should have withdrawn but left some troops, 37% think it should have pulled out completely, and 10% said no troops should be withdrawn. 

The U.S. has completely left Afghanistan and set up its diplomatic base in nearby Qatar. 

The poll consisted of 1,241 U.S. adults conducted between August 26 and August 31. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points. 

 

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