For instance, this chart:
gives rise to:
- Wow, even with his mediocre poll numbers, look at all the support Mitt Romney has garnered from party elites! Surely, he's wrapped the nomination up.
- Wow, even with his huge amounts of support from party elites, look how mediocre Mitt Romney's polls numbers are! Surely, the nomination is still in the air.
(For the record, I'm more in the latter camp. But of course, who can say?)
h/t Jamelle Bouie