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Poll: Anderson Cooper, Megyn Kelly Favorites to Moderate Presidential Debates

Kelly CooperA recent poll of registered voters found that CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly are the favorites to moderate the 2016 presidential debates.

When asked by Morning Consult to name their top three choices to moderate the debate from a slate of 22 candidates, 34% selected Cooper and 25% selected Kelly. Rounding out the top six were Fox’s Chris Wallace (22%), CBS’ Bob Schieffer (17%), and NBC’s Lester Holt tied with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (both 16%).

They results often broke down along partisan lines. Wallace was the top choice for Republicans and Trump voters, while Democratic voters were twice as likely to support Cooper.

Perhaps due to the widespread criticism of their October Republican primary debate, CNBC hosts scored the lowest. Only 2% thought John Harwood should moderate a debate and only 3% said the same of Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla.

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