Afghanistan: Most Voters Blame Biden, Would Back Military Rescue of Hostages
A majority of voters blame President Joe Biden’s administration for the chaos surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and more than two-thirds would support using military force to rescue Americans left behind.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the Biden administration failed to take proper precautions against a Taliban takeover. Forty-one percent (41%) disagree, saying instead that chaos was inevitable when American troops left the country. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on September 1-2, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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