The OBL Poll Bounce Fades

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
June 15 2011 11:09 AM

The OBL Poll Bounce Fades

It's all over, according to Gallup.

Among partisan groups, independents' approval rating of Obama dropped the most in the past week, from 47% to 42%, with a smaller decline among Democrats. Republicans' approval of Obama spiked to 21% during the first week after bin Laden's death from 10% in late April, before falling back to the 15% range, where it has held since.

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This still seems insanely high considering how unhappy voters are about the economy.

 

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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