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Obama poll numbers jump after Osama Bin Laden killing

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WASHINGTON--President Obama's job approval numbers increased after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll taken May 2 and 3, the days after the Sunday raid.

In the poll, 85 percent approved of the way Obama handled the pursuit of Bin Laden. Some 62 percent think the Bin Laden killing will increase the terrorism threat against the U.S. A new Rasmussen poll finds 86 percent approve of Obama's decision to kill Bin Laden.

Check out a wrap-up of the latest Obama polling--and whether he gets an "Osama bounce"--and if so, how long will it last--over at Bruce Drake's PollWatchDaily.

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