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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 08:32 AM
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For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid
Support for President Obama has risen sharply following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American military forces in Pakistan, with a majority now approving of his overall job performance, as well as his handling of foreign policy, the war in Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The glow of national pride seemed to rise above partisan politics, as support for the president rose significantly among both Republicans and independents. In all, 57 percent said they now approved of the presidents job performance, up from 46 percent last month.

But euphoria was tempered by a sense of foreboding: more than six in 10 Americans said that killing Bin Laden was likely to increase the threat of terrorism against the United States in the short term. A large majority also said that the Qaeda leaders death did not make them feel any safer. Just 16 percent said they personally felt more safe now.

Though there has been talk in some quarters that the United States military can now leave Afghanistan, the poll showed that public sentiment on the issue seems more complicated.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 08:42 AM
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1. bush's poll numbers went WAY up after he allowed them to attack us!
bush failed to prevent 9/11 AND failed to capture the perpetrator!

bush ignored explicit warnings a month prior to 9/11 ("OK, you've covered your ass, now go away," remember?), doing nothing and remaining on vacation at his desert hellhole, and we were indeed attacked on his watch. Days later, bush inexplicably had a 90% job approval rating! He then invaded Afghanistan, where we are still stuck wasting blood and treasure ten years later, and let bin Laden get away at Tora Bora. Six months after 9/11 bush said he was no longer interested in bin Laden and capturing him was not a priority. Then he invaded Iraq, where we are still stuck eight years later, for no reason that can be discerned. Neither war was paid for - trillions were borrowed to fund these futile, unnecessary boondoggles.

Obama said during the campaign he would go into Pakistan and kill bin Laden if the chance arose. Years of careful effort went into bringing that chance to reality, and last week Obama fulfilled his promise (scorned at the time by Old Man McCain and other republicans) and had bin Laden killed.

And what is the Fox "News" take on the above narrative? "bush is a hero, Obama is weak."

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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 08:59 AM
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2. Maybe he should have put this off for another year to real seal up the election.
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