Obama’s Approval Ratings and Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 1,224 views

Presidents have customarily noticed sharp increases in their approval ratings sometimes of international crises, diplomatic occasions and military operations. More than the subsequent number of days, as public view polls are released, it will become evident how the death of Osama bin Laden has impacted Americans’ views of President Obama’s job performance.

Soon after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, George W. Bush obtained an unprecedented boost in his approval rating. Within a CBS News poll on the stop of August 2001, 50 percent of the public accepted of Mr. Bush’s job performance; within a CBS News poll performed inside the 1st week of October 2001, 90 percent accepted.

President Bush also acquired an 8-point boost in his approval rating within a New york Times/CBS News poll taken several days following Saddam Hussein was captured in December 2003. These jumps in presidential common assist, called rally results, are typically short-lived. By January 2004, Mr. Bush’s 8-point rise had faded.

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