In the last few elections, polls don't mean much. Obama has been on the wrong side of the polls on nearly every issue. Did it make any difference? Nope. The only poll that seems to matter is the likability poll. We have reached the point that elections are no differnet from American Idol. You may not have a lick of talent compared to the other contestants, but if people like you, that is enough. The old saying that you can fool some of the people all of the time, but not all the people all of the time is an anachronism. Just look at the Africn American vote, it is the same regardless of the results. Women and Hispanics are heading in the same direction. The Pres purposely does not enforce the laws, but they like him and that is it.