The Washington Post

Obama approval rating set to soar after bin Laden killing: #winning


“This is what Obama is thinking right now.” (Via Digg) (Screengrab)

Post reporter Anne E. Kornblut writes:

Over the course of just five days, beginning on April 27, Obama made two surprise announcements that upended the political landscape. He tended to a deadly natural disaster of historic proportions. He shuffled his national security team. In his spare time, he stared down his potential rivals in next year’s presidential campaign and delivered a well-received comedic performance.

And, oh yeah, he caught and killed the world’s most wanted man.

Obama’s approval rating will likely soar from his latest Gallup approval rating of 46 percent.

Chants of “Second term! Second term!” were heard outside the White House last night, where thousands gathered after Obama’s speech. Many people wore 2008 Hope/Change t-shirts, and some yelled out Obama’s name followed by the Charlie Sheen phrase “#Winning!”

Memes were also created that made light of Obama‘s great week:


(Via bp.blogpost.com) (Screen grab)

The New York Observer passed around a photo from the White House Correspondents Dinner that showed the elation on Obama’s face after comedian Seth Meyers made a joke about Osama bin Laden:


(Via New York Observer) (Screen grab)

ESPN even noted that Obama juggled filling out his NCAA tournament bracket with catching Osama bin Laden.

On Twitter, the conversation was all about Obama’s stellar week:

So when Obama said last week he had ‘better stuff to do’ than talk about his birth certificate... Yeah.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyEmily Stephenson
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I guess Osama being Killed pretty much sealed the deal for Obamas second term.... Well Played Obama..Well Playedless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet ReplyAlexandria DeFerrari
2MuchAlexandria

@ClayTravisBGID Obama has been listening to “All I do is win” all night longless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Replytrtidwell
trtidwell

It’s so simple, you silly libs. bin Laden knew where Obama’s real birth certificate was, so he had to be taken out.less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet ReplyDavho Pldal
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But reelection is still a long time away. Will Obama’s approval rating stay high until then? Or will it be offset by continued sluggishness in the economy and other issues?

Obama’s got until November 2012 to keep winning. Americans will be watching closely to see if he can do it.

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