Of course these numbers will change. Maybe they will change in a way that doesn’t mortify 85% of the country and maybe they’ll just get worse.

A new Monmouth poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 24%, followed by Jeb Bush at 12%, John Kasich at 7%, Scott Walker at 7%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Ben Carson at 5% and Rand Paul at 5%.

But until pundits understand that Trump isn’t doubling up the competition in New Hampshire, of all places, because people like him personally, we’re going to keep trying to live in a bubble of denial.

He’s winning because the Republican media and Republican leadership made a conscious decision to marinate the brains of their electorate in Stupid Sauce.

And the secret ingredient in Stupid Sauce is hatred.

After all, John McCain was supposed to be popular in New Hampshire.