The American public has given a sharp thumbs down to President Joe Biden’s handling of last week’s Chinese spy balloon debacle. And despite the White House’s insistence that it did the right thing, the people remain unconvinced.
The White House inexplicably allowed a high-altitude Chinese spy balloon to cross North America and surveille sensitive military installations before finally shooting it down off the South Carolina coast.
The Biden administration claimed the lengthy delay in taking action was out of caution for possible harm to those on the ground from falling debris, but the public is not buying that line.
According to a Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action survey, a staggering 63.4% of respondents disapproved of Biden’s handling of the incident.
Breaking down the numbers further, 34.5% of that total believed he should have addressed the situation sooner and 28.9% responded that he mishandled the entire matter.
Tucker just WENT OFF on the Biden Admin’s response and obvious lies about the Chinese spy balloon pic.twitter.com/YWFLw85Twy
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 8, 2023
The critique of the president’s actions hardly stopped there. A full 59.2% of U.S. voters believe the incident made the nation look weak, and an almost identical number, 58.8%, said Biden should have ordered the balloon shot down before it crossed into American airspace.
Pollsters addressed the clear convictions of the respondents. Convention of States President Mark Meckler slammed the White House’s response, noting the administration’s earlier assertion that “the adults are back in charge” rings hollow after last week’s fiasco.
Mecker referred back to the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal as further proof that the Biden administration is ill-prepared to handle international crises.
He said this current disaster is the outcome “when unserious people are put in charge and come up against serious and dangerous problems.”
Instead of pushing pronouns and “far-left initiatives,” Mecker concluded that it is time for the White House to settle into the “important business of actually running our nation.” China poses the greatest threat to the U.S. since the Soviet Union, and the nation needs leadership.
The polling numbers clearly reveal that the U.S. public does not agree with the White House line over Chinese spying. Instead of sitting on their collective hands and watching the balloon cross the continent, voters wanted immediate and decisive action.
That, however, is likely asking too much from this administration. The president and his cronies are much more interested in radical gender politics and open borders than what should be foremost on their minds — national security.