Poll Says 4 In 10 New Yorkers Felt Happy At Bin Laden’s Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A poll finds that New York City residents met Osama bin Laden’s death with a mixture of happiness, surprise and relief — and the president’s approval ratings among New Yorkers jumped 10 percent.

The NY1-Marist Poll results released Wednesday show that 39 percent of city residents surveyed said they felt happy upon hearing that bin Laden was dead. Another 24 percent said they felt surprised, 10 percent felt excited and 7 percent felt relieved.

The survey also finds that 69 percent of the city’s registered voters said President Barack Obama was doing a good or excellent job. That’s up from 59 percent a week earlier.

The telephone poll of 502 randomly selected New York City residents was done Monday. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Do you think this poll accurately reflects the opinions of New Yorkers? Leave a comment below…

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  1. Seymore says:

    you sound like a KKK
    It not the religion it is certain people of the religion….would b nice if you got it straight…no….born in the USofA …no ties at all

  2. michellefrommadison says:

    Turns out that binLaden was unarmed and was not attacking any of the team who broke into his residence, but they shot and killed him anyways. Guess I missed the trial where he was sentenced to an immediate death by firing squad. Are the team members going to be charged with crimes they did for the murder?

    1. Seymore says:

      your a dork

  3. MMMMMMM says:

    why was his burial handled with such kidd gloves?

    what are we so afraid of?

    what has this man done to deserve all of this respect?

    1. Seymore says:

      Insighting more from the terrorist by not burying properly could possibly cause more harm than satisfaction. Remember he still has a mulitude of followers in the good ole US of A……..that really sucks!!!!…wish they go back from where they came or where they want to be other than on this beautiful soil

  4. Danny A says:

    I’m glad that Osama has finally been brought to justice but no matter what September 11 will also be a sad day in American (actually world) history. The one thing that upsets me about this event is that the media and certain politicians are taking this opportunity to make this a political party event. The US is so wrapped up in the two major politician parties pointing the finger at each other that neither side is working on fixing the country’s major issues such as the price of oil, taxes, the economy, job growth, and education to name a few.

    1. Seymore says:

      Thank you Danny, I thought most Americans could not figure out what the real problems are

  5. G says:

    DID EVERYONE FORGET WHAT HAPPENED 10 YEARS AGO?

    1. Nick says:

      It’s lib. t. ards. Not much brain cells there to remember they took a dump in the morning.

      1. nathan says:

        I remember I took a dump this morning Nick. I watched you swirl around the bowl too.

      2. Nick says:

        See what I mean about lib. t. ards. and their lack of brain cells?

        Thanks for proving my point nathan.

      3. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

        HEY NICK, I’M A LIBERAL AND I’M GLAD BIN LADEN IS SLEEPING WITH THE FISH. FURTHERMORE, I WANT ALL OF HIS HOMIES TO EXPERIENCE THE SAME FATE. IT’S OBIVOUS YOU REPUBLICANS ARE MAD CAUSE BONE HEAD BUSH LIED ABOUT MASS WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION, AND COULDN’T WACK BIN LADEN DURING HIS WATCH. NOW THAT OBAMA HANDLED THIS LIKE A REAL O G. , ALL YOU REPUBLICANS GOT SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY. DO US FAVOR, RELOCATE TO THE MIDDLE EAST. THEY WILL LIKE YOUR USA BASHING.

  6. c smith says:

    He is but one terrorists – the news is spending too much time on him-making him too popular – hes dead now we get the others-is what we should say-

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