After the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen to the lowest level this year in a new Reuters/IPSOS poll.
The national opinion poll, conducted on Monday, found that 46% of American adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, the lowest recorded in weekly polls that started when Biden took office in January.
It is also down from the 53% who felt the same way in a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll that ran on Friday.
Biden’s popularity dropped as the Taliban entered the capital, Kabul, wiping away two decades of U.S. military presence that cost nearly 1 trillion taxpayer dollars and thousands of American lives.
Meanwhile, a new Trafalgar poll found the majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
The poll found 69% Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the U.S.’s military presence in Afghanistan that resulted in the Taliban taking over. Only 23% approved.