Before the results were in last night in West Virginia’s Senate GOP primary, reporter Salena Zito tweeted that she thought Don Blankenship’s “appeal has been over reported”:

CNN’s Chris Cillizza fired back instant with this take from a “smart pollster”:

But Zito shot that down right quick:

Of course, Zito was right and Blankenship came in an embarrassing third, and it wasn’t even close:

And we know whom to trust in 2018:

It’s literally right in front of us: