The Council for Excellence in Government conducted a poll to determine the favorite American government employees. The Results:
"Agent Bristow, played by actress Jennifer Garner, earned 29.6 percent of the vote in the six-way race, squeaking out White House Chief-of-Staff C.J. Cregg (actress Allison Janney) of ABC's The West Wing by less than one percentage point (28.7 percent). Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jack Bauer (actor Kiefer Sutherland) on FOX's 24 came in third with 16.2 percent of the votes.
The West Wing's President Josiah “Jeb” (sic) Bartlet dominated his competition in a hypothetical presidential election. Bartlet—played by actor Martin Sheen—earned 38% of the votes, followed by newcomer Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis) of ABC's Commander in Chief with 25%, and David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) of FOX's 24 with 20% of the vote. Among the current presidential candidates on The West Wing, Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) received ten percent of the votes, while Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda) scored seven percent."