Joe is plummeting in the polls.
It is not because of Afghanistan which is a low priority for voters. It is mainly because of frustration with the endless pandemic which was supposed to be over in “Hot Vax Summer.”
“The national opinion poll, conducted Aug. 13-19, found that Biden’s net approval among independents dropped by 14 percentage points overall since June, and by 19 points for his handling of the coronavirus. Still, a slim majority of independents – 53% – said they approve of Biden’s pandemic response.
Independents are turning away from Biden even though most share his concerns about the coronavirus and have consistently joined with Democrats in supporting more preventive measures.
The August poll found that 66% of independents support mask requirements at restaurants, gyms and on airplanes, while 25% oppose them. Fifty-five percent say vaccines should be required for people who want to go back to the office, while 37% say they should not.
When asked who should be blamed for the resurgence of COVID-19, 47% of independents said unvaccinated people, compared with 12% who blamed Biden. …”
It is worth pointing out that Joe’s drop in the polls isn’t due to any conversion on the COVID issue. The same people who are frustrated with Joe Biden over COVID overwhelmingly blame anti-vaxxers for it. The culture war over the issue breaks to the advantage of Democrats.