SEND O’REILLY TO A GOP DEBATE
The fourth Republican debate has come and gone, and at last a pollster has asked GOP voters whom they really want on the podium as moderator. Given a choice of seven primarily conservative broadcasters, a new Vox Populi survey reveals all: Fox News prime-time host Bill O’Reilly was in first place with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Sean Hannity with 16 percent, talk radio veterans Rush Limbaugh (14 percent) and Mark Levin (11 percent), NBC “Today” host Matt Lauer (7 percent) and talk radio regulars Laura Ingraham (6 percent) and Hugh Hewitt (3 percent). Nineteen percent of the respondents were “unsure” who they want as moderator.
That doesn’t mean they are uninterested, however. The poll also found that 88 percent of the respondents plan to watch the presidential debates while 93 percent definitely plan to vote in the primaries or caucuses next year. The survey of 768 likely Republican primary votes was conducted Nov. 5.