12:25pm

Tue May 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama's Job Approval Up 9 Points After Bin Laden's Death, Pew Poll Shows

President Obama's job approval rating "has jumped in the wake of [Osama] bin Laden's killing," the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press just reported. It says that "in the one-day survey, 56% say they approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president while 38% disapprove. Last month, Obama's job rating was about evenly divided — 47% approved, 45% disapproved."

The news of bin Laden's death broke late Sunday night and dominated the media and Internet yesterday. Pew says its overnight Monday telephone survey of 654 adults has a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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