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

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People in Times Square celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden - New York, NY - May 2, 2011 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

People in Times Square celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden – New York, NY – May 2, 2011 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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