Biden approval falls to 44% after troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The approval of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, fell to 44% in September from the 50% that marked last June, due to the handling by his government of the exit of the American troops from Afghanistan, revealed this Sunday a poll private, EFE review.

The management of the situation in the Central Asian country was disapproved by 60% compared to 30% who supported it, detailed a poll released by The Washington Post and ABC News.

In addition, 49% disapproved of the work of their Government in economic matters, while 52% gave their approval to the conduct of the strategy to face the coronavirus pandemic.

In general, the percentages favorable to the Biden government decreased: support for economic management fell from 52% in April to 45% in September, while approval for work against the pandemic fell from 62% in June to 52% this month.

On Afghanistan, 77% agree with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghan territory after a 20-year conflict, compared to 17% who declared against.

By parties, the positive opinion regarding the US withdrawal reached 88% among Democrats (Biden's party), 74% among Republicans and 76% among independents.

However, 52% said they support the exit, but disapprove of the way in which Biden handled the evacuation and removal of Afghan soil, which ended on August 30 after more than two weeks of a gigantic military operation.

26% declared themselves in favor of both the withdrawal and the handling by Biden and 17% did not agree with the end of the war.

In the midst of this operation, an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group claimed the lives of 13 US soldiers and another 18 were injured. In addition, it caused the death and injury of dozens of Afghans.

La caótica evacuación concluyó un día antes del fijado por Biden, quien ha sido blanco de críticas de líderes republicanos y veteranos de las Fuerzas Armadas por haber «dejado atrás» a estadounidenses en Afganistán.

The survey, which took place between August 29 and September 1, consulted by telephone a random national sample of 1.006 adults, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3,5 percentage points.

 

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