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Guess Who's the Number One Choice to Replace Jon Stewart?

A Quinnipiac poll asks who should replace the Daily Show host.

Ever since Jon Stewart announced his impending retirement from the Daily Show back in February, the Internet has been abuzz with one burning question: who will replace him as host? 

Quinnipiac decided to put the swirling rumors to the test, polling 1,286 Americans about who they think would be the best choice to step in. The overwhelming response? Tina Fey, with 19 percent of the vote. While this seems like a natural fit for the comedian, who has experience delivering "fake" news from her stint as an anchor on SNL's Weekend Update, the rest of the responses are a bit more puzzling. In second place comes Fox News commentator Dennis Miller, with 16 percent, followed by John Oliver, Craig Ferguson, Brian Williams and Chelsea Handler (in that order). 

The thought of a Republican taking the helm of the Daily Show  is laughable, of course, and speaks to the poll's flaws (Brian Williams? Are they kidding?). Surveyors point to gender and age gaps in voting, with younger voters and women choosing Fey and older men going for Miller.

Who would you vote for? 

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