This silly poll underlines a more serious problem for Romney. People still WANT to like Obama. They have an emotional attachment to him. No matter how bad Obama has done as President, a majority of Americans still like him. They think he’s cool, they WANT to continue liking him and they don’t want to hear that that they were wrong about him. It is one of the reasons why Romney is having such a tough go of it when it comes to how to attack Obama. Of course people on forums like this are partisan and many don’t believe what I’ve just said, but it is true. It is a huge advantage for Obama to have Americans pulling for him and still emotionally attached to him. This is like battered spouse syndrome folks. In those situations, people sometimes hate the messenger more than anything else - they simply do not want to hear that they were wrong in their judgement about a person.
You are correct and I do not understand it. How people can look at 999 out of 1,000 politicians and see anything other than a milling herd of sociopathic opportunists bewilders me.