A Polling Bump for Obama After Bumping Off Osama?
1:29 PM, May 3, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center conducted a poll yesterday that shows President Obama's job approval rating is 56 percent, "an increase of nine percentage points over April polls by Post-ABC News and Pew. That is the highest approval rating for the president in either poll since 2009."
The Post compares Obama's job-approval bump to the ephemeral jump in Bush's poll numbers following the capture of Saddam Hussein:
It seems to me that even the 9-point bump in the Post poll is far too small to provide Obama with any sort of a sustained boost in his job approval rating over the long-term. But time will tell.
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