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Iowans weigh in on President's approval rating after bin Laden death

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President Barack Obama appears to be seeing a bump in his approval ratings in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death.

The number spiked to 57% in a New York Times-CBS News poll and 56% in a Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.

It recently had been below 50%.

KWWL caught up with a few people in Cedar Rapids. Here's what they had to say:

"My opinion for the President has always been strong.  For him, I voted for him and I haven't changed view at all for him," Cedar Rapids hot dog vendor Chad Ginther said.

"I don't really pay attention to politics.  So it wasn't really big.  I didn't even know about it until Tuesday so nothing's changed," said Jenni Larsen, who works at APAC in Cedar Rapids.

"My opinion hasn't overly changed, except I would say that I like his chances of being re-elected because of this, because I think it will change the national opinion more, and I think that will afford him a larger opportunity to really get his social and economic programs, you know, continuing going," Brendan Mahoney said.

What do you think? 

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