A Tiny Bump

Andrew Sullivan —  May 4 2011 @ 2:01pm

Nate Silver keeps his eye Obama's approval ratings:

On average across the five surveys conducted entirely since Bin Laden’s death, Mr. Obama’s approval rating is 50 percent, and his disapproval rating is 46 percent. By comparison, Mr. Obama’s numbers had been roughly the reverse of that — 45 percent approving, and 50 percent disapproving — based on polls conducted before Sunday night, according to the Pollster.com trendline.

The roughly five-point improvement would be the low end of broadly similar historical events.

What's staggering to me is how the right insisted, immediately after Obama's inauguration, that all responsibility in the war on terror was now his, just as responsibility for the debt was now his, and the near-depression was now his. Any errors, even minor ones, were plastered on his face.

But more than two years later, the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden is primarily George W. Bush's doing.

Unfuckingbelievable. Except, of course, it isn't.