Actually it is not a dumb question and I see this mistake very often.
The challenge is, it depends on the situation. It will only failover if the physical interface senses the path to 126.96.36.199 go down. If the other end of the circuit (I'm assuming WAN) has an external CSU (depending on the CSU) and the router gets hosed the line will stay up and traffic will still be forwarded to a non-existing device. Or in a LAN 188.8.131.52 could go down and the router with the default route will never know because the inteface will still have carrier sense and remain up.
What is the situation that you are using the failover in?
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