I am trying to palm mute correctly while strumming. Trying to get the strumming for that song Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry. During the strumming you're just supposed to let the side of your hand touch the strings and then down strum, but is it normal for my index finger (holding the pick between my index and thumb) supposed to touch the strings as well? Because no matter how I move my hand, finger hits the strings before the pick does which sort of disrupts my flow.

Is my technique correct or am I faulty somewhere?
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