A new poll shows voters support Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal with a majority of 51% to 37%, even after Republican attacks and negative media coverage.
A new poll by Data for Progress found: “Voters still support President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, even after learning that Taliban fighters have captured these cities. Voters supported the decision by 14 points, including the Democrats with 51 points, the Independents with 13 points and nearly a third of the Republicans.
Independents support the withdrawal from 51 to 38 percent, and as many as 31 percent of Republicans support the withdrawal.
The poll was conducted after the Afghan government collapsed and Biden was relentlessly exposed to negative media coverage.
Blaming Biden for withdrawing from Afghanistan will not stick with the electorate
Republicans hoped to make Afghanistan an issue for next year’s midterm elections, but it turns out that President Biden is doing what the American people wanted.
The negative press coverage and the Republican attacks are not working. Voters would like to see the Biden administration speed up the process to get everyone out, but they seem to be largely okay with how things went.
The corporate media are on the wrong side of Afghanistan history and inconsistent with public opinion. Their outrage is not shared with most Americans, as the majority of voters only want the US out of Afghanistan.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association