Harris Poll: Beck No. 2 Favorite TV Personality In U.S.
January 25, 2010 at 3:16 PM (PT)
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS and FOX NEWS RADIO host GLENN BECK has entered the HARRIS POLL's list of AMERICA's favorite television personalities at number 2, trailing only OPRAH WINFREY and ahead of JAY LENO, who dropped to number 3 (the poll was taken in DECEMBER, before the LENO-CONAN O'BRIEN NBC controversy). The rest of the top 10 includes ELLEN DEGENERES, HUGH LAURIE, JON STEWART, CHARLIE SHEEN, MARK HARMON, DAVID LETTERMAN, and BECK's FOX colleague BILL O'REILLY. BECK's debut and O'REILLY's return to the top 10 pushed STEPHEN COLBERT and STEVE CARELL off the list.
LENO was the top choice for men, while OPRAH won for women, Democrats, moderates, Gen Xers (33-44), and boomers (45-63). BECK was the favorite for Republicans, conservatives, independents, and those 64 and older, while STEWART led for liberals. Among those 18-32 (the "echo boomers"), CONAN O'BRIEN was the leader.