President Joe Biden’s approval rating is circling the bottom of the toilet bowl in the wake of the chaos he’s caused with his botched attempt to pull troops out of Afghanistan, according to a brand new poll released on Thursday.
The Marist poll says that Biden’s approval has slid down to 43 percent, which is a drop of 6 percentage points from where it was back in July, making it the lowest mark of his presidency, according to NPR.
The outlet then reported that the drop was influenced big time by independent voters, with only 36 percent of these folks approving of the job Biden is doing in office, which is a 10 point drop. Around 85 percent of Democrats approve, which is a five point drop from before, and only 5 percent of Republicans approve, which is a drop of one point.
The poll found 41% of adults strongly disapprove of the job Biden’s doing, similar to the number who felt similarly about former President Donald Trump.
In a breakdown, the poll also found:
61% disapprove of Biden’s handling of the Afghan withdrawal.
71% think the war in Afghanistan was a failure, with 38% believing the United States should have withdrawn but left some troops, 37% thinking it should have been a complete pullout and 10% saying no troops should be withdrawn.
29% of respondents think the U.S. has a duty to continue its involvement in Afghanistan; 61% think it needs to be up to Afghans to determine their future without U.S. involvement.
73% say they support allowing refugees to come to the United States, with 49% of Republicans approving of refugees coming to the United States while 44% do not.
44% think the nation is less safe than it was before 9/11 — including two-thirds of Republicans; 30% say it’s safer and 25% say it’s about the same.
With approval ratings going swirly, perhaps President Biden should consider tendering his resignation? That’s what any good leader would do, right?
Then again, a good leader wouldn’t have allowed this mess to happen in the first place.