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Survey reveals Biden’s popularity decline after Afghan crisis

Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden lost popularity among US citizens due to crisis in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops from the Central Asian country, according to survey published today.

The survey conducted by The Trafalgar Group revealed that 69 percent of the interviewed disapprove the White House’s efforts to resolve the humanitarian conflict amid the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.

Another inquiry, conducted by Morning Consult and Politico between August 13 and 16, showed that 49 percent of US voters support the president’s decision to withdraw troops from that nation.

This figure is significantly lower than the 69 percent who expressed their approval of soldiers’ pulling out, in a survey conducted in April by the same companies.

This came amid criticism on the disorganized evacuation of US troops and Afghan refugees from the capital of the Central Asian country and only 25 percent of those surveyed said the withdrawal is going well, the rest said it is going badly.

Democrats’ support for the president also declined, as in April 84 percent of members of the Blue party were in favor of leaving Afghanistan and today the figure dropped to 69 percent.

On Monday the president defended his decision by stating that US people should not die in a war that Afghans are not willing to fight themselves.

The United States and members of an international coalition invaded the Asian nation on October 7, 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The causes of the crisis fall on Washington, for allocating millions of dollars in the deployment of troops instead of improving the infrastructure, housing, education and agriculture of that nation, British activist Lindsey German stated.