Obama’s Bin Laden Boost Is Over, Wash. Post-ABC Poll Indicates

President Barack Obama’s gain in public estimation from the killing of Osama bin Laden has evaporated and two out of three people disapprove of his handling of the U.S. economy, a Washington Post-ABC News poll indicated.

Fifty-seven percent of those questioned said the economy hasn’t started to recover and, while 42 percent were of the opinion that a recovery has started, only 7 percent said it’s a strong one.

Obama came out higher than five of six potential Republican candidates in the poll; Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, however, is level with Obama at 47 percent, according to the poll.

A random national sample of 1,002 adults was questioned by phone between June 2 and June 5. The results of the survey have a sampling-error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, the Post said.

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