More than half of U.S. voters are not happy with President Joe Biden and his administration’s performance in Afghanistan and want him to resign, but fear that a potential Harris administration could be much worse.
According to the latest poll by Rasmussen Reports, the majority of eligible U.S. voters who took the poll said they want Biden to resign over the withdrawal alone.
Only 39 percent of those surveyed disagreed with that assessment, far short of Biden’s Democratic base.
The poll shows that the president’s popularity continues to spiral amid his handling of the withdrawal, as well as the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border, unemployment, and other issues pertinent to most Americans.
As Washington Examiner details, likely voters surveyed do not wish to see Vice-President Kamala Harris take the reins of the Oval Office, with many viewing her as unqualified for the job.
During Harris’ run as a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries in 2019, Harris saw single-digit support among Democrats, far behind her competitors, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and others.
Rasmussen Reports shared data with the Washington Examiner showing that the nation has given up on the almost octogenarian president, who has presented himself in questionable fashion to both the families of the 13 slain U.S service members, who condemned him for checking his watch multiple times and appearing to be unempathetic to the loss of their children, often bringing up his dead son Beau instead of listening to them, as the Conservative Brief reported.
According to the survey, Biden’s efforts to defend the withdrawal, and turn the public’s attention away from the debacle has done little to improve his standing among voters.
Rasmussen Reports revealed that some 60 percent of voters agree with a statement last week by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who stated: “I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached because he’s abandoned thousands of Afghans who fought with us and he’s going to abandon some American citizens because he capitulated to the Taliban to a 31 August deadline.”
Graham, who is a notable close personal friend of the president, did not hold back on his remarks about the president’s mishandling of the withdrawal.
As Conservative Brief reported, “The debacle that has been the evacuation of United States citizens and our allies in Afghanistan has been the toughest test Joe Biden has faced since his inauguration, and it could be getting worse for him.”
“If we leave any Americans behind—if we leave thousands of those Afghans who fought along our side behind bravely—Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for a higher crime and misdemeanor of dereliction of duty,” said Graham on “Fox & Friends.”
“If we leave one American behind. If we don’t get all those Afghans who stepped up to the plate to help us out then Joe Biden, in my view, has committed a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution and should be impeached,” he added.
Graham is not the first one to suggest Biden be impeached for botching the evacuations in Afghanistan.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a resolution to impeach Joe Biden for his “total failure in Afghanistan” on the 20th of August.
On 8/20, I introduced the resolution to impeach Joe Biden for his total failure in Afghanistan.
RT if you think Congress should #ImpeachBiden now!
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 1, 2021
Despite Biden’s declining popularity, his lifeline appears to be Kamala Harris, who is even less popular than he is, according to Rasmussen.
Many American’s do not believe the former California Senator and Attorney General is up for the task.
According to the polling organization, only 38 percent of those surveyed believe she is “qualified” to be President, while 58 percent say outright that she simply is not.
47 percent of those surveyed say she is not at all qualified.