People have been freaking out over a Washington Post/ABC News poll that shows Willard taking a lead over the President nationally. While we can never say never about almost anything under the sun, it’s safe to say “nope” to this particular poll.

I don’t know who they called, but I’ll assume that they called people inclined to give them the answers they were looking for. Willard is, after all, The Anointed One, and the MSM has a job to do-as in, make sure that we all believe that Willard is well-regarded and destined to win it all.

The problem with the MSM narrative is, of course, that all available evidence says that nothing could be further from the truth.

Everybody Hates Willard. This was true when ABC and the WaPo started shopping their poll, and it’s damn sure true tonight.

 

10:59 p.m. ET: “It’s quite an evening. Obviously I would have liked to come in first,” Gingrich says, as he congratulates Santorum for a “positive evening.”

Because delegates are awarded on a proportional basis, Gingrich says he will have a “substantial” number after tonight.

“The elite media’s effort to convince the nation that Mitt Romney is inevitable just collapsed,” Gingrich says. “In both states, the conservative candidates got 70% of the vote. If you’re the front-runner and you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a front-runner.”

10:56 p.m. ET: Callista Gingrich is introducing her husband, who appears to be finishing behind Santorum in both states.

10:51 p.m. ET: AP calls Mississippi for Santorum.

10:49 p.m. ET: CNN projects Santorum will win a “double-header” and also take Mississippi.

 

I don’t have to tell you how to read this-you already know. We’re supposed to believe that a guy who has been REPEATEDLY bested by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich is so popular that he’s on a fast-track to the Presidency.

It’s possible, sure. But how likely is it?

Sorry, this one doesn’t pass the smell test.

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