A new Politico/Morning Consult survey has revealed a major drop in support for America’s departure from Afghanistan as the Taliban take power across the nation controlled by American military for the past two decades.
“The poll, conducted from Aug. 13-16 among a sample of 1,999 registered voters, indicated that just 25 percent of American voters think the withdrawal from Afghanistan is going well. Just 49 percent of voters continued to support the withdrawal, down from 69 percent in April,” according to Politico.
Support for the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan dropped 20 percentage points from April to August as the Taliban takeover of the country accelerated, according to a Morning Consult/POLITICO poll https://t.co/u4emuL4u8c
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“Support for withdrawal remained at a partisan divide in the poll, with 69 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Republicans supporting it.
“Still, just 38 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of Republicans reported that the withdrawal is going well,” it added.
The poll revealed the sharp change in public opinion as the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan. The many videos and images of people in panic across Kabul, especially at its airport, have led to widespread frustration.
In addition, an unknown number of several thousand Americans remain in Afghanistan. Those left behind stand at great risk of violence, with no clear plan in place from the Biden administration.
The poll offers a look at one of today’s most pressing issues. Despite being on the other side of the planet, Biden’s failure in Afghanistan is having tremendous impact in our own nation.