Our entire culture is beclowning itself. And we seem to be enjoying it.

It’s bad enough that Esquire Magazine and Yahoo News commissioned a poll to decide whether people thought Romney or Obama would win a fistfight. But then The Hill is reporting on it.

If a fistfight could settle the presidential election, more people think President Obama would win than Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released Thursday.

When likely voters were asked “just for fun,” which candidate would win in a fistfight, 58 percent said Obama to 22 percent for Romney. Twenty percent had no opinion.

Exit question: Do you think The Hill would report this story if Romney had won the poll? I’m thinking not.