Twenty-seven percent say they are “not too confident” and 28 percent say they are “not at all confident” that the government is sufficiently concealing the refugees, the latest Pew Research Center survey revealed.
It also found that 43 percent say they are “very” or “somewhat” confident that the government is doing a good job of vetting.
Torn down by political parties, 54 percent of Republicans or those favoring Republicans say they are “not” or “not too” confident. Slightly more than 43 percent say they are “very” or “somewhat” confident.
Thirty-one percent say they are “not” or “not too” assured.
Among GOP voters, 63 percent opposed, compared to 24 percent of Democrats.
The Biden administration earlier this month announced that it would resettle 95,000 Afghans in the US in the next year.
President Biden’s botched handling of the military departure last month proceeds to get low marks among the American public.
The Pew study discovered that 48 percent call it “poor,” 26 percent say it was “only fair,” 19 percent say “good,” and only 5 percent say “excellent.”
Those numbers have varied little since last month.
Eighty-two percent of Republicans say it was “poor,” and 11 percent say it was “only fair.”
None reported it as “good” or “excellent.”
But 20 percent rate it “poor” and 38 percent say it is “only fair.” The poll asked 10,371 people between Sept. 13 to Sept. 19. It has a plus/minus 1.6 percent points margin of error.
A large majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (83%) say the Biden administration has done a poor job handling the situation in Afghanistan. Conservative Republicans are 20 percentage points more likely than moderate and liberal Republicans to say this.
Two-thirds of Democrats say they are at least somewhat confident that the government is conducting adequate security screening of refugees from Afghanistan. About three-in-ten liberal Democrats say they are very confident in this, compared with 12% of moderate and conservative Democrats.