Perhaps it's not the poll that's idiotic but the people who are voting...Oh, stop it. The poll is idiotic. People will vote for what is familiar and popular. He just took office, so of course people voted for him.
In the big picture, the results are meaningless.And on 9/14/01, people would have said Bush and Giuliani. It happens. Doesn't mean anything.
When I think of heroes I think of people who have actually done something heroic; Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, MLK, Gandhi; I don't think of the "familiar and popular" guy, whether it's Bush in the wake of 9/11 or Obama in the wake of his election. It's just a sad commentary on the American public if you ask me; fickle and easily distracted.