The approval ratings for US president Barack Obama is expected to boost after successful mission of killing Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden. The death of Laden is a big political victory for President Obama who has experienced many criticisms for managing war against Al Qaeda as well as still thrashes out for solving Afghanistan conflict.
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The popularity of President Obama has found to decline since he elected in November 2008. Before the month of Laden’s death, only 17% of Americans were found to consider Obama as a strong military leader in Reuters/Ipsos poll. About half of these believed him as a vigilant commander-in-chief after US and its associates started bombarding Libya and around one-third viewed him as irresolute in military issues. Amid those polled, 48% depicted commander-in-chief performance of Obama as "cautious and consultative", 36% described as "indecisive and dithering" and 17% as "strong and decisive" in a question given with only these three answers.
As opinion polls have published, the death of Bin Laden will definitely affect the views of Americans on Barack Obama’s job representation in upcoming days. Likewise, George W. Bush gained high approval after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack; he received 90 percent preference in October 2001 as per CBS News poll. Additionally, during December 2003, Mr. Bush also obtained 8-point rise in his popularity in New York Times/CBS News poll after the Saddam Hussein was arrested. The low rating for Barack Obama could be grown up within short duration. The figures for President in the first poll after the assassination of Osama bin Laden will be interesting for everyone.