US President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen to 43% while disapproval with the administration’s performance has risen to 67% amid the fallout from the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Biden’s new approval came six points lower than an earlier poll in August, which had the president’s approval rating at 49%.
According to the report, Biden’s approval rating is largely driven by the dilution of support among Democrats and independents, with 36% of independents approving of the job Biden does, compared to 55% who disapproved.
Meanwhile, 85% of Democrats approve of Biden’s career management, compared to 13 % who disagree, and his approval rating fell below 50% in multiple polls after the Taliban ousted the Afghan government in mid-August.
The conflict in Afghanistan ended last week after all American forces withdrew, ending America’s longest war, after the United States evacuated more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan, including about 5,500 Americans.
The president defended the withdrawal in Tuesday’s speech, noting that the effort was an “extraordinary success,” and said, “I will not prolong this war forever, nor will I prolong an exit forever.”
However, the Biden administration has been criticized for the chaotic eviction process, which was highlighted by the horrific scenes at Kabul International Airport.