New Poll Gives Pres. Obama A Bump After Death Of Bin Laden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The question: did the killing of Osama Bin Laden change the political picture for President Barack Obama?
In the latest Quinnipiac University Poll — the first since the death of Bin Laden — the president’s approval rating is now 52 percent, the highest it’s been in two years.
The survey indicates that the economy is still the #1 topic for American voters, with high gas prices and unemployment on everyone’s minds.
His approval rating on the handling of the economy is 37 percent, while 57 percent give him a negative rating on that topic. And 48 percent disapprove of U.S. decisions on Libya.
Perhaps the most important question for a politician: does he deserve to be re-elected? Forty-six percent say yes, 42 percent say no — a shift of a few points from the last survey.
Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio 1060