That you would cite a poll that gives Mandella and The Dali Lama 3% between them as evidence of how well informed the CNN audience is has me smiling just a little
What has me smiling is the fact that you're referencing the Gallup poll and not the CNN poll.
If you go to the bottom of the page and click on the "methodology" link you would see that the pollsters asked the polled the question...and they chose their own answers. Some chose relatives or friends. So much for your attempt to defame the poll.
As far as the fact that they selected GW Bush over the Dali over 2 to one only shows that they polled folks with your political bent too