May 3, 2011 5:54 PM by Gene Cotton

Polls: worry about attacks, confidence in Obama up

Americans are concerned about retaliatory terrorist attacks following Osama bin Laden's death but also have more confidence in President Barack Obama's leadership as commander in chief. Those are the findings of three polls taken after American forces killed the world's most wanted terrorist.

Still, the surveys show that people divide sharply along partisan lines when choosing whether to credit Obama, a Democrat, or former President George W. Bush, a Republican, for bin Laden's death.

The surveys provide a one-day snapshot of public opinion. They provide the first indications of how Americans view the death of the world's most wanted terrorist.

The three polls were done by Washington Post-Pew Research Center, USA Today/Gallup and CNN/Opinion Research Center.



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