I think the OP hit it on the head, although he doesn’t seem to realize it. The fact is that most conservatives are not too bright, as evidenced by the fact that they chose an absolute dolt like Bush as their leader. And if you ever listened to the drivel that is known as talk radio you will notice that their commentators are pretty dumb too. And did you ever see an intelligent conservative post to this board? Maybe, but they are very rare.
The problem is that people in general are not too bright, so they are sometimes taken in by simple-minded right wing slogans. They answer the phone and it’s a pollster calling to ask who they plan to vote for. Truth is that they have no idea and the only thing on their minds is to get back to the reality TV show before they miss some crucial detail. So they think of the first thing that pops into their minds “uh, who’s the president? Bush, yeah Bush, he’s our great leader” and next thing you know you get rediculous results like this poll.
The only hope is that people put some more thought into this come November. If people really thought it out, Kerry would probably get 99.9% of the vote, the only exceptions being corporate CEOs and people in mental institutions. But you never know.