NBC Poll: As Voters Flee Democrats in Droves, 60% Disapprove of Biden’s Afghan Pull-Out Effort

Just 25% approve of Biden’s handling of the all-consuming Afghanistan crises in dire polling for Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Even journalists are starting to get irritated by the lack of answers – or the dirth of opportunities to even be able to ask the president a question on the multitude of issues facing the country. Friendly interviews leave journalists scratching their heads – and Democrat leaders privately groaning.

But if you want to really know just how bad things are getting for Joe Biden and the Democrats, new polling from NBC News shows his numbers slipping significantly amid the recent bungling of the Afghanistan retreat, and the continued uncertainty over the COVID-19 CoronaVirus. 

The NBC Poll shows Biden’s overall approval slipping to 49% in August, down from 53% in April, while 48% disapprove amid the foreign policy crisis and withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Here’s some of the bad news:
  • Just 25% approve of Biden’s handling of the all-consuming Afghanistan withdrawal crises.
    • A full 60% disapprove.
  • 47% approve his handling of the economy – a 5% decline from the spring.
  • 53% of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the CoronaVirus – a 16% drop since April.
What’s worse, Vice President Kamala Harris – already underwater individually – is a drag on the Democrats ahead of 2022 as well.

Now Biden – while most often nowhere to be found – is too.

The NBC Poll also shows just how bad voters are viewing the Democrats’ rule so far in Congress – particularly among the all-important "Independent Voter":
  • While 88% of Democrats approve of Biden’s overall job performance,
  • and an equal 88% of Republicans disapprove
  • 46% of Independents disapprove, and 46% approve.
Additionally, 46% of Registered Voters prefer a Republican-controlled Congress, while 47% want Democrats in charge.

That’s down from the Democrats’ 5-point advantage in April.

Keep in mind, "Registered Voter" polls always leans Democrat, and NBC News polls also usually lean Democrat. This means that in a poll which probably skews a little too far to the left, the Democrats are barely holding their own – down by a point over their control of Congress in a poll with a 3% margin of error.
  • 50% of Democrats rank the CoronaVirus as one of the most important issues facing the country
    • just 13% of Republicans feel the same way
  • And while 51% of Republicans see Border Security & Immigration as one of the top issues,
    • just 4% of Democrats feel so
An Increasingly Pessimistic Public

What has also changed for Biden since April, according to the NBC News poll, is an increasingly more pessimistic public.
  • 54% — a healthy majority of Americans — say they are mainly worried and pessimistic about the country’s future.
  • Only 29% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction overall, down 7% from the last survey.
  • Just 24% describe the Current State of the Economy as excellent or good.
Lastly, 44% say they are mainly hopeful and optimistic.

The country wants to know just what's going on, as voters are getting upset that the Biden Administration – which promised to bring honesty and integrity back to the White House – is so often doing the exact opposite.