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Americans overwhelmingly oppose US aid to Afghanistan

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose US aid to the Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan, according to a Trafalgar Group poll released Wednesday.

The inquiry asked, “Do you support the United States to grant foreign aid to the new Taliban government in Afghanistan?” “

Just 5.9 percent of them affirmed their support, while 77.4 percent expressed their opposition. Of these, 60 percent said they “strongly” opposed the US giving foreign aid to the Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan.

The feelings are generally consistent. Among Democrats, in particular, 64.5% oppose it, up from 8.5. percent who support it. Notably, more than a quarter of Democrats expressed no opinion on the matter.

An overwhelming 90.7% of Republicans oppose granting foreign aid to the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, and of these, 79.2% “strongly” oppose it.

Unaffiliated voters are also 81.5% opposed to such a proposal.

The poll, carried out from October 7 to 10, 2021 among 1,074 probable voters in the general election, has a margin of error of +/- 2.99%:

Last month, the Taliban asked the international community for more foreign aid after the United Nations pledged $ 1 billion.

“We know that the Afghan people have been under the weight of war for forty years,” Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister for the Taliban, said in September after President Biden’s botched withdrawal from the country.

“That is why we hope that the international community will lend a hand to Afghanistan in various fields”, he continued, promising that the money of the UNO “would reach those who deserve it”.

This week, the Group of 20 (G20) confirmed that the jihadist organization will be involved in the distribution of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country.