So here's what happened...
I answered this question: Why didn't Walter White consume his own product?
I originally got my answer accepted. However, for whatever reason the OP changed his mind and awarded the accepted answer to someone else.
However, I now have a score of more than 10, and it's got more than 2X the checkmarks as the now-accepted answer.
Am I eligible for the Populist badge, or do I not get it because it was originally an accepted answer?