Poll: Only 24 Percent Believe Joe Biden’s Deadly Afghan Withdrawal Is Going Well

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A Wednesday poll reveals only 24 percent of registered voters believe President Joe Biden’s Afghan withdrawal is going “very well” or “somewhat well,” according to Morning Consult/Politico.

When respondents were asked, “How well, if at all, do you think the withdrawal of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is going?”

  • 8 percent – very well
  • 16 percent – somewhat well
  • 23 percent – not too well
  • 44 percent – not well at all

Respondents were also asked, “Do you believe the U.S. should still withdraw its military presence in Afghanistan if it means…? the Taliban regains control of most of Afghanistan.”

  • 22 percent – yes, definitely should still withdraw
  • 25 percent – yes, probably should still withdraw
  • 17 percent – no, probably should not still withdraw
  • 22 percent – no, no, definitely should not still withdraw

This poll was conducted between August 21 and August 24, with 1,996 registered voters and a margin of error of 2 percent.

The polling comes as Biden’s deadly withdrawal has left lawmakers worried the administration will not able to evacuate all Americans or Afghans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Wednesday, “Hopefully as many as those people [Afghans and Americans] will be evacuated as possible – hopefully all.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly news conference at the Capitol building on August 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi discussed numerous topics including the newly released July jobs report and the Covid-19 vaccination rate in the United States. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly news conference at the Capitol building on August 06, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The U.S. military on Tuesday began withdrawing troops to meet the Taliban’s enforced deadline, while only an estimated 4,000 American citizens have been extracted from the deadly chaos in Kabul. The U.S. government has said there are thousands of Americans remaining.

The military’s evacuation coincides with the Biden-Harris administration’s decision to cave to the Taliban, pledging to abide by the August 31 withdrawal deadline. Biden’s firmness comes after Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated Tuesday the group will accept “no extensions” to the deadline.

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