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Libya Bounce?

Friday, October 21, 2011

I woke up this morning to the local all-news radio station chattering about Gaddafi's death (we're assuming) and its impact on the election -- another feather in President Obama's foreign policy cap, Republicans can't challenge his warrior credentials, etc.

Before the media go into full hyperventilation . . .

Take a look at Obama's approval rating, as charted here by Gallup Daily.

Specifically, go to May 2011.

On the first day of that month, bin Laden's death was announced. Obama did indeed receive a "bounce". His approval rating ticked up, into into the 50's by month' end

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