NEW POLL: Veterans, Along With The Majority of Americans, Support Withdrawal from Afghanistan Despite Republican Talking Points
August 24, 2021
A new poll from VoteVets shows a majority of American veterans support President Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan — in lock step with the American people. Despite the media narrative, the American people, including veterans who served in Afghanistan, were ready for the war in Afghanistan to end.
VoteVets: NEW POLL: Veterans strongly support withdrawal from Afghanistan; Republicans out of step with rest of America on Afghan refugees
- A new poll commissioned by VoteVets shows that American veterans overwhelmingly support President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, along with all Americans.
- When asked, “Do you believe it is time for America to bring troops home from Afghanistan and end the war, or do you believe we need to continue the war in Afghanistan and send more troops in to retake the country from the Taliban?” veterans support the withdrawal by a whopping 63-24 percent margin. That is in-line with findings among registered voters, who support the withdrawal by a 65-22 percent margin, according to the poll.
- “Veterans know the cost of war, so it should come as no surprise that they strongly back President Biden’s decision to end the war in Afghanistan,” said Mary Kaszynski, Director of Government Relations for VoteVets. “The military achieved its security mission in Afghanistan a long time ago, when it decimated al Qaeda and brought Osama bin Laden to justice. Veterans strongly believe President Biden is right – it is time to go.”