Just because polls give certain information about the questions Americans were asked, doesn't mean the results reflect what is best. Any of us who took statistics and research courses know that results depend on how the survey is formulated, which method is used, assurance of a representative sample, inclusion of variables, and all that good stuff! I participate in Harris polls and don't like some of the answers I have to choose. Some of them allow me to express my opinions pretty well, but some don't.
What I'm saying is that I don't put a lot of credence in polls in general. The validity of the poll is usually unknown, and we all know about how many Americans vote. Just because the majority of people choose certain answers and vote a certain way doesn't make it the best choice. Look what they do on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and other competition shows where the audience is allowed to vote, and especially on the important elections where it affects the whole country, states, counties, and cities.