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)

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.

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.
(More Jon Stewart stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.