The TAKE with Rick Klein
President Joe Biden’s promise as a candidate was to bring stability after chaos — and his approval rating through the first six months of his time in office was nothing if not stable.
Then came August, and there that went. A wild month of national, international, meteorological and epidemiological events leaves Biden at the low point of his presidency, after an acutely low stretch for the country.
Biden’s approval rating is down to 44% in the new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Friday morning, with 51% disapproval. His approval rating is down a striking 9-point drop among independents, and 10 points among men.
Afghanistan is the proximate cause — notwithstanding fresh details about former President Donald Trump’s late efforts to remove troops long before Biden did, as reported Friday by ABC’s Jonathan Karl.