The People Have Spoken, and They Want Tina Fey to Host 'The Daily Show'

Give America what it wants, Comedy Central!

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Given the choice, most sensible people would want Tina Fey to do everything: host every awards show, come back to SNL, become Sarah Palin's body double, and run for president. And that also includes taking over for Jon Stewart, according to a new poll.

Quinnipiac University, which normally conducts super-serious studies about politicians' approval ratings and 2016 swing states, surveyed 1,286 registered voters to ask who they think should replace Jon Stewart once he leaves The Daily Show.

Here's the breakdown:

  • Tina Fey: 19%
  • Dennis Miler: 16%
  • John Oliver: 8%
  • Brian Williams: 7%
  • Craig Ferguson: 7%
  • Chelsea Handler: 5%

Miller was the winner among Republicans and men, while Fey was the favorite among Democrats and women, which is no real surprise. Younger voters were more on Fey's side, and put Oliver in second place. Of course, this is all assuming that anyone polled would actually want the job. Tina Fey has been pretty busy lately: The Netflix show she produced, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is getting heaps of critical praise.

A whopping 37% of respondents said they didn't have an answer, and we think we know why: Amy Poehler wasn't listed as a choice.

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.