This story tells us that Americans are now real happy with Obama’s “overall job performance, as well as his handling of foreign policy, the war in Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism.”
Whether that is true or not (a quaint concern, I know), God help us all.
For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid
By JAMES DAO and DALIA SUSSMAN
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 president’s 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 leader’s death did not make them feel any safer. Just 16 percent said they personally felt more safe now.