Political news tends to focus on the left and the right, but when it comes to elections, sometimes the most important voters are the ones who fall somewhere in the middle.
Joe Biden is now losing support from independent voters and it’s easy to see why.
Inflation is up, COVID is still an issue and Afghanistan is a disaster area.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Biden faces drop in support from independent voters
Independents are souring on President Biden’s job performance amid mounting crises at home and abroad, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday.
The poll shows independents are evenly split in their views of Biden’s job performance, with 46 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving. The figure represents a marked difference from June, when 52 percent of independents gave Biden positive reviews for his performance in the White House, while 38 percent disapproved.
The drop in approval among a key voting bloc comes amid a new surge in COVID-19 infections driven by the highly contagious delta variant. At the same time, Biden and his administration have faced blowback over the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
On Thursday, more than a dozen U.S. troops and dozens of civilians were killed in suicide bombings at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the epicenter of the effort to evacuate Americans and Afghan asylum seekers from the country after the Taliban retook control.
Here’s more bad polling news for Biden:
— Tom Borelli, Ph.D. (@tomborelli) August 27, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) August 20, 2021
"Do you trust what Biden administration officials are saying about the current situation in Afghanistan?"
1000 National Likely Voters –
White – 58%
Black – 41%
Oth Non-White – 53%
Dem – 25%
Unaffil – 63% 👈
GOP – 79%
All Voters – 54% https://t.co/fm9BJlSgwa
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 27, 2021
Do you think this will get worse or better?