Ever since the Taliban took over Kabul overthrew the US-backed Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to establish the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Joe Biden approval ratings have dipped to the lowest ever since he took charge of the world’s strongest country.
His approval rating dropped by 7 percentage points and hit its lowest level so far as in his 7 months tenure as the president of the United States of America.
The opinion poll which determined the approval rating was held on Monday and the results showed that only 46 per cent of adult American citizens approved of his performance in the office which is down from 53 per cent in the last poll.
One of the major reasons for the low approval rating is the decision to stick to his predecessor Donald Trump’s plans to recall American troops from the war-torn nation wiping away two decades of U.S. military presence that cost nearly 2 trillion taxpayer dollars and thousands of American lives.
On the other, a majority of both Republican and Democratic voters said the chaos was a sign that the United States should have left earlier.
When it comes to Vice-President Kamala Harris who created history when she became the first woman and the first South asian- African to have the post, 43 per cent believe that Kamala Harris is qualified to run the nation and replace Joe Biden, versus 55 per cent who do not believe that she is qualified. Out of that, 47 per cent of likely voters said she is “not at all qualified.”
President Biden is also facing criticism from his predecessor Donal Trump who called the president’s handling of the situation “the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country”.
In an interview with Fox News, he went on to blame Joe Biden for not getting American civilians out of the country before the Taliban swept to power.
Trump said, “Biden put us in this position. He should have gotten the civilians out first….then he should have taken the military equipment because we have billions of dollars a brand-new beautiful equipment. Take the equipment out, and then take the soldiers out.”
Joe Biden has set a deadline of September 11 – the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the US – for a complete withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan.