Following the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a majority of Democrats think the U.S. has accomplished its mission in Afghanistan and should bring American troops home.

According to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, 54 percent of Democrats think the U.S. has achieved its goal in Afghanistan, while 43 percent think there's still work to do in the country and U.S. troops should remain.

Overall, President Obama's approval numbers have spiked in the wake of the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden. His approval rating jumped 11 points to 57 percent in the latest CBS/New York Times poll.


Still, the death of the al Qaeda leader could reignite opposition to the Afghan war among the left of the Democratic Party, where some Obama critics have been calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops for the past two years. 

The Gallup numbers are much different among Republicans and independents. Just 38 percent of Republicans said bin Laden's death means the mission is accomplished in Afghanistan; 59 percent said troops should remain.

Among independents, 54 percent think the job in Afghanistan isn't complete, while 44 percent want to bring American troops home.

The Gallup poll also found that a majority of Americans — 54 percent — think bin Laden's death makes the U.S. safer.

The survey polled 645 adults and has a margin of error of five percentage points.