New Poll Shows Americans Think US Will Return to Afghanistan

New Poll Shows Americans Think US Will Return to Afghanistan

( – The last US military members in Afghanistan departed the war-torn nation on August 31. However, the story is far from over. In the wake of military and civilian deaths and a botched evacuation, the exit has ballooned into a political fiasco for the Biden administration. The worst may be yet to come; might we actually end up reinvading Afghanistan once again?

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday, September 14, most American voters think that’s exactly what’s going to happen. While 54% say they approve of withdrawing, 65% say President Joe Biden handled the exit poorly. Tellingly, 62% think American forces will have to return to Afghanistan to combat terrorism.

The poll also revealed a sharp drop in support for Joe Biden. Only 42% of respondents said they approved of how Biden is handling his job, while 50% think he’s performing unsatisfactorily. Quinnipiac relates that this is the first time his job approval has ventured into negative territory since the beginning of his tenure.

Joe Biden seemed to escape harsh judgment for the border crisis, the first real catastrophe of his term of office, but he hasn’t been so lucky when it comes to Afghanistan. These numbers reflect just how much these crises have damaged his reputation and credibility.

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