By Mandi Bierly
Updated January 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM EST
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The annual Harris Poll ranking America’s favorite television personalities has been released. Between December 7 and 14, 2,276 adults took part in an online survey that crowned Oprah Winfrey with the title she held in 1998, 2000, and 2002 – 2006. Here, your Top 10.

1. Oprah Winfrey (up from No. 4 last year)

2. Glenn Beck (enters the countdown with a bullet!)

3. Jay Leno (down from No. 1 last year; note: the poll was conducted before the late-night war at NBC, but after his primetime show bombed)

4. TIE: Ellen DeGeneres (down from No. 3 last year, and No. 1 in 2007)

4. TIE: Hugh Laurie (down from No. 2 last year)

6. Jon Stewart (held at No. 6 from last year)

7. Charlie Sheen (held at No. 7 from last year; note: the poll was conducted before his December arrest)

8. Mark Harmon (up from No. 9 last year)

9. David Letterman (down from No. 5 last year; note: the poll was conducted before he engaged in the late-night war, but after he admitted he’d had sex with female members of his staff)

10. Bill O’Reilly (returns to the countdown after being absent last year)

Names that dropped off this year’s list: Steve Carell (No. 8 last year) and Stephen Colbert (tied for No. 9 last year).

The Harris Poll also broke down the results by sex, generation, political slant, and geography: Favorite TV Personality Among:

Men: Jay Leno

Women: Oprah Winfrey

Echo Boomers (18-32): Conan O’Brien

Gen X (33-44): Oprah Winfrey

Baby Boomers (45-63): Oprah Winfrey

Matures (64+): Glenn Beck

Republicans: Glenn Beck

Democrats: Oprah Winfrey

Independents: Glenn Beck

Conservatives: Glenn Beck

Moderates: Oprah Winfrey

Liberals: Jon Stewart

Single women: Oprah Winfrey

Married women: Oprah Winfrey

East: Oprah Winfrey

Midwest: Glenn Beck

South: Oprah Winfrey

West: Hugh Laurie

I’ll let you all get political in the comments, if you so chose. Personally, I’m just loving that House‘s Hugh Laurie is No. 1 in the West and that America loves NCIS‘ Mark Harmon as much as I do. I should’ve named my ultra-smooth and comfortable gray Slanket Harmon. Damn it!

Photo credit: Adam Larkey/ABC

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