It may not feel that way but polling numbers do matter. It's the difference between a President with enough pull to push his agenda and one so impotent that he's only capable of making people tune him out completely when they hear his name. Additionally, the more unpopular he stays the harder it becomes for the 2016 nominee (paging Pantsuit™. Pantsuit™ please pick up the white courtesy phone...) to distance her(him)self from this tool's disastrous policies. Especially when they're the spitting image of one another.
I haven't seen a fail this big since....<scratches chin and squints eyes>...oh since last week it seems!