Heaven help us if the gauge of presidential success is how he does in a public opinion poll from Tuesday to Friday. That'll get him on Mount Rushmore for sure.
Polls reflect public opinion, and that opinion is based on what they're presented. And public opinion isn't always right. Feed the public garbage, and they'll spit out garbage when you ask them. Public opinion has been wrong way too many times in history.
For example, when Democratic governor Orval Faubus mobilized the Arkansas National Guard in 1957 to try to stop school integration after the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision, it was Republican President Eisenhower that federalized the Guard and sent in the Army to get the black students to school.
In an interview with Mike Wallace on Sept 15th, 1957, Faubus referenced a scientific poll that showed that 82 percent of the population of Little Rock agreed with him. That doesn't mean he was right.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....