A new poll claimed that Americans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with Vice President Kamala Harris as she maintains her radio silence on the chaotic and sad departure of U.S. military from Afghanistan.

According to a Rasmussen Reports poll issued on Thursday, 55 percent of likely voters believe the former California Senator is "not qualified" or "not at all qualified" to inherit the presidency.

The New York Post report mentioned that 43 percent of people think Harris is "qualified" or "very qualified" to be commander in chief.

In April, the same poll found that 49 percent of potential voters thought Harris was qualified to be President, despite 51 percent having a "unfavorable view" of her.

Researchers conducted the poll from August 12 to 15. It was the time when the Taliban launched a massive onslaught across Afghanistan, leading to the collapse of the country's Western-backed government only weeks before the deadline for the withdrawal of US troops.

According to the same New York Post article, Harris hasn't held a public engagement since last week, when she abruptly ended a meeting with CEOs to discuss the Joe Biden administration's childcare initiatives in order to receive an intelligence briefing on Afghanistan.

She had attended at least four briefings with President Biden and his national security team since then. But she has kept her public statements regarding Afghanistan to Twitter. On Monday, she also did not join him in the White House East Room when he attempted to defend the withdrawal.

Multiple polls have likewise shown that Joe Biden's approval numbers are disturbingly low following Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Biden's approval ratings have dropped below 50 percent according to polls conducted by FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics.

Biden's favorable rating was 49.3 percent according to the FiveThirtyEight poll average. It's the first time since assuming office that his approval rating has fallen below 50 percent. His ratings had been on a downward spiral since March. The approval rating remained unchanged at 52.6 percent on July 27. Biden has a 49.4 percent approval rating according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

The U.S. President has been criticized for his handling of the army disengagement and evacuation following the takeover.

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the Louis Stokes Library on the campus of her alma mater Howard University on July 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Organized by the Democratic National Committee, the event focused on voting rights. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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