It's necktie to necktie as

Michael Holland

betters

Jack Rivkin's

score by only one point. But will either one be able to stand up to perennial "Squawk Box" favorite

Mario Gabelli

of Gabelli Funds?

Check out the current standings and then weigh in on today's host.

Each day this week, we're asking readers to rate the guest host in each of the categories listed below in order to separate hot hosts from monotonous market mavens. So make sure to join us every morning this week at 8 a.m. EST and cast your vote. When "Squawk Box" kicks off, so does our poll!

Remember: Categories are weighted so that intelligence and interviewing skills count more than appearance and personality. If only the real world were so equitable.

Today's Guest Host

Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Funds

Insightfulness/Intelligence

Head of the Class -- 7 points

Salutatorian -- 5 points

Still Working on the GED -- 3 points

Interviewing Skills

Mike Wallace -- 6 points

Barbara Walters -- 4 points

Jerry Springer -- 2 points

Personality/Humor

LOL (Laugh Out Loud) -- 4 points

Laugh to yourself -- 2 points

Laughable -- 1 point

Dress/Appearance

Dressed to the nines -- 3 points

Dressed by his/her mother -- 2 points

Dressed in the dark -- 1 point

Should

CNBC

invite the host back?

Yes

No

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