The polling on Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan fiasco is not popular with Americans. Even 55% of Democrats believe he has muddled it up. If he was a Democrat, Pelosi, Schiff, Waters, and Swalwell would be talking impeachment.
Instead, they just ignore what is going on over there. Well, not Pelosi. She said that Biden is doing a wonderful job. But then again she thinks Mario Mendoza belongs in Cooperstown.
An Economist/YouGov poll found that Americans consider Biden’s handling of Afghanistan to be a complete failure. 68% think Biden has been wrong about just about everything he has done compared to just 16% that think he has gotten it right.
By 68% to 16%, Americans say the Afghanistan evacuation was handled badly.
% who say the evacuation was handled badly
— YouGov America (@YouGovAmerica) August 26, 2021
Of those who do not blame Biden for Afghanistan, 48 percent hold Biden advisers responsible, 47 percent blame the former Afghan government, 35 percent the former Afghan army, and 23 percent the U.S. military.
What do they think the military did wrong? Did they pull themselves out of Afghanistan or did Biden pull them out? That is what led to the problems we have now. You evacuate first and then you pull the soldiers out. But common sense is not common to Biden.
When respondents were asked, “How well, if at all, do you think the withdrawal of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is going?” The respondents answered:
- 8 percent – very well
- 16 percent – somewhat well
- 23 percent – not too well
- 44 percent – not well at all
Both polls were taken before Thursday’s bombings left 14 of our military dead and more wounded, some severely. Once that is figured in, the numbers will be even worse for Biden. But, there is always going to be some voters who will side with Biden no matter how badly he screws things up. I call them the mindless ones.
As Americans continue to watch the evacuation and the distressing images from Afghanistan, they decry the poor execution of the withdrawal. Two-thirds (68%) in the latest Economist/YouGov poll believe it has been handled badly and most of them (69%) blame President Joe Biden for it. As for the war itself, more think it was a mistake in the first place than do not.
A majority of Democrats (55%) – and even more Independents (76%) and Republicans (84%) – describe the evacuation as having been handled badly.