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Jon Stewart: The most influential man of 2010? Really?

October 26, 2010 |  4:26 pm

Jon-stewart-askmen most influential Jon Stewart influences the life choices of more than a half-million people.

I know, I was shocked too. But apparently the host of "The Daily Show" and Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity beats out Kanye West (No. 5), New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (No. 6), Facebook kingpin Mark Zuckerberg (No. 3) and even President Obama (No. 21 -- ouch) when it comes to influencing the decisions of individuals.

Or at least the decisions of those who submitted the half-million-plus votes to's fifth annual Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010 poll.

Sure, we can debate the validity of this poll (um, last year's winner, Don Draper from "Mad Men," isn't even a real person -- no matter how much we wish otherwise). But why let be the only one with a nonscientific online poll? Vote here!

Which of the top 10 on's poll is the most overrated? Don't forget to explain your vote in the comments section.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Jon Stewart looks as of he isn't quite buying this award either. Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images

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