New Poll Shows Obama Enjoying Bump

A new poll shows the president enjoying a bin Laden bump.

A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows President Obama's overall approval rating has jumped by an impressive 11 percentage points in the wake of the U.S. military mission which killed Osama bin Laden, and there is overwhelming support for how Mr. Obama handled the situation.

CBS reports that such bumps are generally short-lived, and not necessarily relevant to reelection.

Many Republicans say the economy, and its languishing recovery, will be the key issue next year, not al Qaeda. If they're correct, the new poll numbers are less encouraging for Mr. Obama; he receives his lowest rating to date on the economy - just 34 percent approval.