Nation abandons Biden on Afghanistan, fears 500-plus will be left behind

The nation has “turned sharply” against President Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and fears his mistakes will leave hundreds of Americans behind.

Biden’s decision to withdraw, while initially endorsed by the nation, is now seen as a big mistake by a majority, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.

“A majority of all voters have turned sharply against President Joe Biden on his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, and most believe that hundreds of Americans will be left behind after the August 31 deadline,” said the polling outfit.

Data shared by Rasmussen show just how far Biden has fallen in the eyes of likely voters since suicide blasts killed 13 American service personnel last week.

  • 66% rate Biden’s handling of the crisis fair to poor, with 52% calling it “poor.”
  • By a wide 50%-34% margin, likely voters called tomorrow’s withdrawal “a bad decision.”
  • 51% said the policy will leave at least 100 and maybe over 500 Americans behind after troops withdraw.

Polling has slowly caught up to the concerns over the president’s handling of the crisis. Even his friends in the Senate, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have suggested he be impeached over the disaster.

Biden, however, is set to make good on his promise to withdraw by midnight tomorrow, though he has indicated that some troops could remain to find Americans.