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One can only imagine the mood in the White House this week, as the Biden administration faces a number of mounting crises, all culminating in a continuous loop of bad, bad news.
The border crisis? It never went away, but, in a testament to the trouble we face today, this humanitarian catastrophe isn’t even on the radar.
Instead we have the continued surge in COVID-19 cases coast to coast, as the Biden administration fails to convince about 30% of the nation to get vaccinated.
And then there’s the Afghanistan crisis, which occurred as a direct result of Biden’s decision to move up the American troop-withdrawal date.
According to new polling, these controversies are having a profound effect on Biden’s popularity.
Two new polls show President Biden’s approval rating declining as COVID surges and bad news related to Afghanistan abounds:
NBC News: The poll found Biden’s approval rating hit 49%, the first time it has dipped below 50%, and his disapproval rating hit 48%. In April, NBC’s polling had him at 53% approval. However, between April and August his approval rating among Democrats only slipped from 90% to 88%.
CBS News: The poll also found Biden’s approval rating has hit a low point, though it has approval and disapproval evenly matched at 50% each. In July, approval was 58% and disapproval 42%; in March, those numbers were 62% and 38%, respectively.
And that wasn’t all:
Afghanistan: 44% of CBS respondents think the US withdrawal went “very badly,” and another 30% think it went “somewhat badly.” While 63% agree with the idea of removing US troops from the country, just 47% are on board with how Biden handled it. Nearly 60% say the US is not doing enough to help Afghans who want to leave Afghanistan, and 60% fear an increase in the terrorism threat to the US due to the Taliban takeover.
The timing of Biden’s spiraling approval could wreak havoc on the 2022 midterm elections, just as the Democrats begin to grow nervous about losing their majority in the House of Representatives.
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