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Stewart vs. Colbert for President: Who Would Win?

Stewart, according to Washington Post poll
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2010 10:15 AM CDT
Stewart vs. Colbert for President: Who Would Win?
Comedians Stephen Colbert, left, and Jon Stewart react on stage during their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – The recent Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed more than just voters’ level of unhappiness: It also answered that all-important question, who would we rather have for president: Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert? Stewart, apparently: The Daily Show host trounced Colbert 42% to 22% among registered voters, and led—often by quite a bit—in nearly every demographic. Republicans and Tea Party supporters split their support about evenly.

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The only category in which Colbert leads, by 26% to 21%: Conservative Republicans who voted for John McCain in 2008 and who indicate they’ll vote Republican again this year. Click here for more from the poll.
(Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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