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Polls reveal decline in Biden’s popularity after Afghan crisis

Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden lost popularity among his citizens due to the crisis in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops from this central Asian country, according to polls released on Tuesday.

The poll carried out by The Trafalgar Group revealed that 69 percent of respondents disapproves how the president has handled the situation to solve the humanitarian conflict amid the seizure of Kabul by the Taliban movement.

Another poll, conducted by the Morning Consult/Politico from August 13-16, showed that 49 percent of US voters support the president’s decision of withdrawing the troops from that country.

This figure is significanty lower than the 69 percent that expressed their approval of the withdrawal of troops in a poll carried out by the same enterprises in April.

The polls were carried out amid criticism of the disorganized evacuation of Americans and Afghan refugees from the capital, and only 25 percent of respondents said that the withdrawal is going well, while the rest said it is going badly.

Democrats’ support to the president also declined because, in April, 84 percent of Democrats were in favor of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and this figure dropped to 69 percent on Tuesday.

On Monday, the president upheld his decision by saying that Americans should not die in a war that Afghans are not willing to fight themselves.