That was the most ridiculous, extraordinary event in politics in the past fifteen years. You can't rely on it happening again, so to say that polls don't matter at ALL is a total overstatement. Take the polls cum grano salis, that's sufficient.
What you say is true, but I am definitely not trying to imply that Shaun is anti-semitic (even though my post pretty much did, in retrospect -- sorry for that). Rather, there seems to be a pervasive idea amongst large sections of the left that the interests of Israel do not coincide with the interests of the United States, which is a notion I totally disagree with. Anyway, sorry for dragging this off-topic, I'll stop now.