"President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit its highest point in two years — 60 percent — and more than half of Americans now say he deserves to be re-elected, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll taken after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden."
The president announced the news of bin Laden's death on May 1. The "topline" results of the May 5-9 national survey of 1,001 adults are posted here. According to the charts there, Obama's approval rating is up from 53 percent in late March and has touched 60 percent for the first time since late May 2009. The margin of error: +/- 4.2 percentage points.
Other polls taken after bin Laden's death show Obama's approval rating in a range from 50 percent to 57 percent, according to a chart at RealClearPolitics.com.
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