While I admire your tireless efforts to bring us polling results, I think that you're missing the most important point here, which is this:
Obama doesn't care!
I don't believe he's the most intelligent man to ever hold the Presidency and I don't believe that he's the "smartest man in the room" at any point. I do, however, believe he is a reasonably intelligent and is an obviously well-educated man. He's also President of the United States, which means he can get advice from almost anyone he wants on a host of issues.
All of that said, what is doing policy-wise is entirely on purpose. His policies hurt the economy and prevent job creation because it creates dependency on government.