Tuesday, May 03, 2011

SURE IT'S NICE, but at the end of the day killing bin Laden won't do much for Obama's chances to renew in 2012:
In the immediate aftermath of the targeted killing of Osama bin Laden, President Obama’s approval rating has jumped higher, with big increases in the number of Americans giving him high marks on dealing with terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan.

But the new poll, conducted Monday evening by The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, also finds virtually no movement in Obama’s numbers when it comes to handling the economy. That suggests that success on one front — even one as important as the death of the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — might not translate easily to other areas.
Especially because the first part will fade relatively soon, while the second will linger on during the campaign.