The MSNBC poll is, of course, highly skewed. People most likely to submit a response to it are the people reading MSNBC outlets, i.e., Obama-supporters. And the article doesn’t even give us the population size of the poll. Even so, I think it captures a real trend: Obama is not a politician but a panacea. He’ll cure what ails ya.
Of course, the ailments in Peru are completely different from the ailments in Singapore, which are different from the ailments in Denmark (are there ailments there?). But that’s the whole point of a snake oil. Whatever the problem is–whatever you think is ‘wrong with the world’–Obama is the answer. You don’t even need to formulate the question. He stands for whatever you stand for, and against whatever you’re against.