The approval rating of President Joe Biden took another hit following the chaotic Afghanistan exit of U.S. troops. This incident remains to play out until today amid growing tensions and an increase in violence near Kabul’s international airport – the center of the American pull-out.
Biden Suffers Drop in Approval Ratings
Over the weekend, surveys have been published, showing the president having an overall rating of 50% and below. This shows the trend of decreasing approval ratings that Biden has suffered over the summer, following the economy taking a hit, inflation rising, a border crisis, and now, the exit of U.S. troops and citizens in Afghanistan.
According to the NBC News survey results, Biden has an approval rating under 50% for the first time since he took office in January.
Per the survey, only 49% of adult respondents believe Biden is doing a good job as president. Meanwhile, 48% are dissatisfied with how he performed.
“Notably, there is stronger sentiment behind disapproval, as among the 48% disapproving are largely strongly in disapproval (41%) compared to those who “somewhat disapprove” (7%). The 49% who [approve] are more closely hedged between strongly (22%) and somewhat (27%),” per a Newsmax report on Sunday.
Also on Sunday, CBS News released their own survey that showed the president’s approval rating dropping to 50%. This drop comes after Biden experienced a post-election high, with his ratings in the low 60.
Meanwhile, around ¾ of Americans said they think the American exit in a war-torn country such as Afghanistan was not done properly.
When asked about their opinion regarding the exit, 44% described that it was done “very badly” while 30% only said it was going “somewhat badly.”