Most Americans Now Don’t Trust Biden on Foreign Policy: Pew Poll

Vice President Joe Biden holds an event with voters in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary School in Des Moines, where he addressed a number of issues including the recent escalation with Iran. / Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr

Bad news for Biden. In just six months, the constant parade of Biden foreign policy failures, from the botched Afghan retreat to conflicts with our European allies, to illegal migration and the border, is taking a huge toll on America’s trust in Biden’s decision-making ability.

According to a detailed new Pew Research Center poll, a majority of Americans now don’t trust Biden’s ability to make sound foreign policy decisions.

A solid majority of 54 percent said they were “not too confident” in Biden or “not at all confident.”

Only 17 percent said they were “very confident,” while 29 percent said they were “somewhat confident” in Biden.

That’s an absolute flip from March of this year, when 56 percent of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in Biden’s foreign policy decisions.

The big decline in support for Biden’s foreign policy was bipartisan, but greater among Democrats, which fell by 12 points from 87 percent to 75 percent. Among Republicans it dropped nine points from 19 percent to 10 percent.

The Pew Study also noted how the “Biden administration continues to receive negative ratings for its handling of the situation in Afghanistan” with nearly half (48 percent) rating its performance as “poor.” 26 percent say it has done only “fair.”

Less than a quarter of American adults (24%) say that Team Biden has done an excellent or good job handling the Afghan crisis.

Meanwhile, only 10 percent (one-in-ten Americans) say they are “very confident” that the government is conducting adequate security screening of refugees arriving in the U.S. from Afghanistan; 31 percent say they are “somewhat confident.”

A solid majority of 55 percent of Americans have little or no confidence that Team Biden is adequately screening its Afghan refugees;  27 percent say they are “not too confident,” and a full 28 percent say they are “not at all confident.

Expect these poll numbers to continue to plummet as Biden’s foreign p[olicy failures keep mounting.
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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Jawad
Jawad
23 days ago

Last week I talked to friend who belongs to the RED minority out in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia-stan. He confided to me that he trusts NOTHING our government says: not one word.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
22 days ago

Reality number: 80%

scot_belle
scot_belle
22 days ago

Make that an even higher reality of ……..90+%.


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