Obama Sees 9% Approval Bump After bin Laden's Death

By Chris Good

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President Obama's approval rating climbed by nine percentage points the day after Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, a new poll found.

A Pew Research Center survey conducted Monday night showed Obama's rating at 56 percent, up from 47 percent as of Pew's last poll, conducted March 30 - April 3. His approval did not go up at all among Republicans.

The military and the CIA get the lion's share of the credit, in the public's eyes, with a plurality giving Obama "some" credit for bin Laden's death, rather than "a great deal." Pew surveyed 654 adults by phone for the poll.

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