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Surprise, Surprise! Obama's Approval Rating Goes Up Following Bin Laden's Death

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You know things are going your way when even Donald Trump is praising you!

Following the death of Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama's approval rating has risen substantially, according to a NY Times/CBS News poll.

Last month, only 46% of people approved of his job performance, and now that number is up to 57%.

The big question will be whether or not Obama is able to sustain his newly found support.

Has your opinion of Obama changed since Bin Laden's death? Do U currently approve of his job performance?

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54 comments to “Surprise, Surprise! Obama's Approval Rating Goes Up Following Bin Laden's Death”

  1. Fabu says – reply to this


    My opinion of President Obama has not changed. I voted for him, and I'm still really glad that I did.

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    In all honesty, the only thing (almost) I care about is hyperinflation. God darn it, stop printing money and inflating things because our savings are going to be worth next to zero if you do. Some of us have worked a lifetime to scratch together a home and several hundred thousand dollars. Don't deminish it to nothing. Which is well on the way if the government continues raising the borrowing ceiling and printing money.

  3. 3

    That's why the fake invasion was done.

  4. 4

    Obama didn't do anything…except sit and chew on his smoky dirty nails. My approval on him has gone down. Idiots who get hyped up to approve this guy will only fall off in a few weeks to the slums/ghettos they come from. DISGUSTING!

  5. 5

    President Obama is doing a great job on focusing on our country and its needs. Like he said he doesnt have time to focus on "silliness" like Donald Trump. Just me raging Follow the rage at lolarage.com

  6. 6

    Lets see

    1. Unemployment still at record levels
    2. The united stated is 14 trillion in debt
    3. We are running a 1.8 trillion dollar budget debt
    4. the united states is involved in not one not two but three wars in the middle east
    5. Gitmo is still open
    6. gas prices are 4.00 plus a gallon and climbing 'for no reason" other then the fact that Obama has a green agenda and is trying to force us off oil.
    7. Obama stimulus was a massive failure.
    8. Obamacare also a huge failure in that it adds to debt not lowers it like he said it did.

    But Hey Obama ordered the Killing of Bin Laden so lets just ignore everything else that's going on. Liberal like Perez are so blind to the facts.

  7. 7

    "timing is everything"

  8. frrf says – reply to this


    he had the house and the senate and couldn't do a thing. He is a waste of space and time.

  9. 9

    People are effing stupid if they think Obama deserves any credit in this matter

  10. 10

    after having family member both die and survive the 9/11 disaster along with multiple friends, I still have to give this one to Bush. Actually, I give this one to my Aunt who died on May 1st as well. She lost her nephew who was in one tower and her daughter made it out of the other tower. She was not leaving this earth and her daughter alone without that SOB leaving as well.

  11. 11

    LOL, all this rush to pump up Obama is comical.
    Americans are not distracted by this one time event, when Senator Obama and after he was elected POTUS, has voted against ALL policies to capture terrorists by wanting the Patriot Act to expire.
    Oh wait, the Obama Regime doesn't EVEN like the usage of the word "terrorists".
    Get real Lefties.
    We all know what Obama is about and it isn't for his toughness against terrorism. He wants Miranda rights for jihadis on the battle field.
    Yeah, it's great Osama is dead, but jobs and the cost of gasoline are on the minds of Americans.
    You've made your bed Lefties, now lie in it's excrement.

  12. 12

    I think it's Ironic how Obama was considering not even PAYING the soldiers less than a month ago, but now that the SOLDIERS killed Bin Laden, Obama is now a hero? please… he's a worthless POS

  13. 13

    really..do people think that Obama had anything to do with the raid???? I thank the military..not Obama..he was sitting safely at home with his family, the military are the ones who risked thier lives…

  14. 14

    My opinion of him hasn't changed since the day I voted for him. I supported him then and I support him now.

  15. 15

    Re: knitting nut – Sorry for your losses. That's really sad and I'm glad your aunt got to see justice served before she left this world. May she rest in peace.

  16. kjen says – reply to this


    No my opinion has not changed. Obama was AGAINST the war at every turn, he was against the surges that ended up working and if he'd had his way we'd never have gotten to this point in finding Osama in the first place. If credit deserves to go anywhere it should go to our TROOPS first and foremost and then to Bush for implementing a lot of things that have been put in place that actually WORKED to finally hunt down Obama. This didn't just happen overnight and people are failing to realize that it was Bush (not Obama) who had faith in our troops to get the job done, no matter how long it took.

  17. kjen says – reply to this


    Re: knitting nut
    I give credit to Bush too. He believed in our troops ability to one day track down Bin Laden and always has had faith it would happen. Obama would have waved the white flag a long time ago if he'd had a choice. God bless your loved ones who lost their lives in 9/11.

  18. 18

    Rush made a great point yesterday.
    JFK was rightly given the credit for the space program and landing on the moon, even though Nixon was POTUS at the time of the moon landing.

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    I feel bad for those who actually believe Osama was just killed. He's been dead for years. If any of you bothered to pay attention to news outlets OUTSIDE of the usa you'd already know this. You'd also know that 9/11 and Osama had nothing to do with each other and that the real people behind that disaster actually live in nice big houses in the usa. Before you start hating on me, start digging for the truth for yourselves - it's disgusting and scary, but true.

  20. 20

    Nope, hasn't changed! He hasn't done a damn thing to make this country better!

    Educate yourselves people!!!!

  21. 21

    Well Obama did make a gutsy decision that would have hurt him had it not gone as it did. BRAVO on supporting the SEALS–and letting them do their jobs. Nice move on inviting Bush to the ceremony too. You did good!

    Ok that was A FEW GOOD DECISIONs–maybe Obama is learning or now trying to please American's? However, he has 2 1/2 years of BAD DECISIONS that have hurt America. He has many bad decisions to overcome and while I hope our President continues to start doing the right thing–past behavior is best indicator of future behavior. We need a leader who will address the deficit, reform healthcare, help the economy, stop spending, shrink government, maintain strong defense, bring jobs back to America yadda yadda yadda. President Obama had a good week—but that is all it was . . . I do not think he has a plan to help American's protect their financial independence. I don't want to be dependent on the government –people need jobs not handouts. Most Americans want to earn their own way and are NOT looking for OBAMA MONEY. We are in serious trouble here–I do not see Obama understanding what needs to be done.

    However, he does deserve credit along with the SEALS, our Intelligence Community and the policies Bush put in place that resulted in OBL's demise. Funny how he was once against so many of these policies that worked to get OBL.

  22. 22

    He will be re-elected in a landslide because we don't want another monkey like Bush again.

  23. 23

    Not surprising, but the ratings will go back down soon when everyone returns focus back on the ECONOMY and GAS PRICES (for which he is a miserable leader on these issues).

  24. buck says – reply to this


    only 2 more short years and then we can get some adults in the White House

  25. 25

    All you morons know nothing about political processes. educate yourself before trashing a president who "isn't doing anything." he's doing what's within his powers. It took republicans more than eight years to dump this country down the shitter, give Obama a break if you think he can fix it all overnight. and even if you dislike his politics, his party, his ideology, whatever, show some respect to the man who holds the title of President of the United States. besides, we see how even when he makes great strategic choices to help get rid of one of the world's most murderous and influential terrorists, you fucking idiots still aren't "pleased." maybe he should've just sat back and given speeches on waging war on terror and that would've sufficed for you, right?

  26. kjen says – reply to this


    Re: 4America
    Obama was against EVERY Bush policy that was put in place that resulted in the eventual demise of Osama so it's really sad that he gets most of the credit and Bush gets overlooked. All that matters in the end is that I'm sure Bush knows what he put in place finally paid off and our military made it happen. Kudos to them for never giving up.

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    Re: knitting nut – God Bless her and may she rest in peace.

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    Re: jtssrx – He didn't order he just gave permission. The CIA was the mastermind into the investigation and the seals carried it out. He just gave permission and waited by the phone for an update.

  29. 29

    I mean he came through with delivering a promise that Bush couldn't… and Although an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind; it is nice to see American's take pride in their country again… It takes HOURS to build a house of cards- and only a second to knock it over…. It took MANY years to get where we were when we were thriving, and only a few (cough bush etc) years to knock it down; and it will again, take years to rebuild. Let the man breathe.

  30. 30

    Re: futuremrslabeouf
    "…show some respect to the man who holds the title of President of the United States."
    You mean we should show respect like you and all Lefties did for President Bush and Vice President Cheney?
    Back at you, buddy.

  31. 31

    I completely agree. the people of the town of Abbottabad say this is untrue. Eye witnesses say this is a lie. The press put out a fake photo — one that was circulating the internet for years and was proven a fake years ago. Osama Bin Laden was suffering from kidney failure. Oh and not to mention — his body was buried at sea aka any potential evidence has been destroyed. How did these "dna results" come out so fast? To me, this whole announcement indicates the US has some plan and frankly, last time I was left with this many unanswered question was 9/11.. im preparing for the worst.

  32. 32

    i think the president is doing his job better than anyone of u would do!! everyone is still mad that hes president!! i dont get it how RACIST u guys are!! i remeber when bush was president and i think that was the worst mistake ever made in us history! and while all of these problems were adding up no one ever questioned then president bush as much as u guys do now to obama!! Hes trying to fix the mess bush made and ur mad at him??? makes no sense at all he could do everything the bush way and not give a shit about anything or anyone but money!! bush took wat he wanted from the us and left us high and dry!! DUUUUHHHHHHH!!! i cant stand republican idiots!! and its not even about republican or dem its about helping this country get to a better place even if it does mean raise taxes temp!! if i were obama i dont think i would care about how much this country liked me i would get the job done like he did with osama!! but since our president is soft hearted to his people he will do what he has to to prove himself!! but hes never going to win respect from almost half the country until his skin is white and thats sad VERY SAD!!!

  33. 33

    Let's be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American soldier, who Obama just a few weeks ago was debating on whether or not to PAY, did. Obama just happened to be the one in office when our soldiers finally found Osama and took him out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory! Open your damn eyes people and quit thanking him, thank our soldiers!

  34. 34

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – You make a valid point, but the fact of the matter is, people are ignoring that the military did this… not Obama. Sure he may have given permission to go to Pakistan… but he wasn't there getting paid barely over min. wage and risking his life… away from his family and living in shitty living conditions. I don't like Obama, true fact… but I'm not upset about this because of him… he's just another temp in the office just like every other president, no real love or care for the country.

    What I AM upset about, is how many Americans are SO fucking brainwashed that they aren't taking a second to think about who exactly they are thanking. Everyone is talking about Obama now… no, they should be talking about how proud they are to have such a good military. Everyone ignores them and maybe everyone should get a course run on how difficult that life style really is. Obama was just debating on paying these people…. and these people just gave justice to where justice was deserved.

    OPEN your eyes or don't vote anymore. Please.

  35. 35

    UGHHH i can't freaking stand how it always ties back to Racism. Racism has nothing to do with him sucking as a president… come up with a better one than that… idiot

  36. 36

    This was beyond a long time coming, thank God it's over. Let's get back to what's happening in this country, Millions of people lost their homes, Millions jobless, raised food prices, gas prices. I do not think the people that are homeless are rejoicing. Let's turn this country around, that will be time to celebrate.I will vote for whomever I think can help the American people. Osama Bin Ladin dead does not put food on my table.

  37. 37

    Who ever runs against Obama in the election is who I will vote for - dont matter who it is - didnt and will NEVER vote for Obama!

  38. Sam90 says – reply to this



  39. 39

    My opinion on Obama overall hasn't changed (I would NEVER vote for him because I disagree with nearly all of his policies) but I think he made a ballsy decision on the bin Laden operation and I approve 100%. I have to give credit where it's due, and it's due.

    But what I find hilarious is that all the liberals who are praising Obama would have had a shit fit if President Bush had sent the SEALs into a sovereign country without their knowledge to kill an unarmed man. The hypocrisy of the left is astounding.

    I hope that Obama will now approve and reinstate enhanced interrogation techniques and reopen the secret CIA prisons so the CIA can do its job.

  40. 40

    yes i do believe obama gets credit for osama's death, but obviously not sole credit. it was a joint collaboration between the military, cia and the president. the president issued the order of the attack. it was a gutsy move by the president but it was HIS decision.

    as for giving credit to bush…ehh i'm not so sure. yes he was president during 9/11 and retailiated with the war on terrorism. he was extremely 'gung-ho' about capturing and killing osama in the beginning..but if you remember (or can look up past speeches for those who don't remember) he didn't really try hard to find osama. yeah he was focusing on the 'war on terrorism' but he did not make osama the main target as president obama had. a quote from 2002 from bush goes "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."

  41. 41

    Re: jtssrx – Most of the things you mentioned are true but also delivered by the Bush administration, fixing these issues takes time and and cooperation. Its unfair to put this all on his shoulders though I dont hear HIM complaining.

  42. 42

    Re: kjen – Thank you!!!! For him to get credit is bullshit……the real credit goes to Bush and Clinton…….for all of you that don't REALLY know your history and just want to pump up our first black(really?)president. He has done NOTHING good for this country…..I am a true independent…and I voted for him. BIG MISTAKE.

  43. 43

    lol to the people mad XD

  44. 44

    No and No

  45. 45

    Re: Sam90 – This proves how gullible they think Americans are… and that they're right. dumped at sea???!!!! no photos?!!! lol What the fuck is our government really up to is what I wanna know.

  46. 46

    Re: dandelion123 – I don't think anybody for one second believes that the body was dumped at sea. If we believed it, why are we wanting to see pictures? Nobody is gullible … If anything, we don't believe a word that comes from the government… ESPECIALLY from Obama

  47. 47

    Re: Cidney – "Whoever runs against him.. doesn't matter who it is, i will vote for him" Morons like you should not be allowed to vote. You'll blindly cast a vote for anyone just as long as it's not him… SMH Fucking moron.. I really can't beleive I am spending the time to respond to someone who'd vote for anyone all willy nilly…Ignorant Fuck.

  48. 48

    Re: LolaRage.com – silliness like his heath care bill MOST STATES ARE FIGHTING TO OUT OUT OF? SILLINESS LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT> SILLINESS LIKE SOARING GAS PRICES? right hes so fuckign amazing. stfu

  49. 49

    Re: mistique – Thank you very much

  50. 50

    Re: Oh-Em-Gee – Thank you very much

  51. 51

    Re: kjen – Thank you very much as well.

  52. 52

    It is about time that America realized how great a President you have!
    President Obama is amazing!

  53. 53

    Yeah The Dictator is once again GRAND-STANDING on Bush's Successful WAR on terror that HE opposed, The Dictator is so FAKE just like Tinsel Town!
    Also from such a Habitual bunch of LIARS in The O dictator-ship, lets see some Pics.

  54. 54

    I, along with many people thought that Obama wasn't doing much for our country. However, what a lot of people don't realize is that the President is the Commander in Chief. Meaning: he calls the shots when it comes to the Military and he is, in fact, VERY involved in what the soldiers do for our country. He probably was so focused on FINALLY getting rid of Osama that he couldn't make anything else a priority. He will probably focus on all of that now that he can cross that off of his list.

    Everyone hated what Bush was doing, but because he was the President during 9/11, he was re-elected. People choose the guy who has had the most stress. That's just how it goes…