As of 3:30 p.m. EST, readers couldn't decide if today's "Squawk Box" guest host

Susan Byrne

of

Westwood Management

was at the head of the class or just the salutatorian (39% to 39%). Either way she's a winner as 70% of readers want to see her on "Squawk Box" in the future.

Here's what Susan's up against:

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Additional Comments:

I think Susan Byrne is insightful and a delightful personality on Squawk!

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J. E. Hankins

She's not abrasive, egotistical, or aggressive. A breath of fresh air actually. She always adds a touch of humanity to our biz, despite quoting MITisms. Susan's a keeper.

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Gary T. Sewell

I learned nothing this morning. I couldn't follow half of what she was saying because of the non-sequiturs.

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Tim Fleming

Love her.

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Joe Lyons

Beautiful, intelligent host who always provides unique insight. We could use more like her.

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C. Jay Steigerwald III

A bit too conservative in her investment philosophy for me. However a delightful personality.

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Sam Kassouf

When asked about who the market leaders should be, Susan gave a long-winded answer based on wishful thinking rather than any real insight. Her answer told me she really had no answer -- like the rest of us.

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James Cameron

In addition she gave some good stock tips!

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Denis K. W. Fong

Susan Byrne almost always brings to the discussion a few fresh and interesting comments. Her experience is particularly refreshing.

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Kent Harman

Food stocks are going to replace tech as the market leader, give me a break!

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George Smithwick

Very sharp, and more pleasant to look at than Cramer!

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John Watson

Nothing of value to add. Always a dud.

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Gary Lowman

Why don't we see more women on Squawk? They must be out there.

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Mary Petrie

Susan Byrne always has intelligent and incisive things to say. She doesn't tease or vaguely suggest possibilities; she directly endorses particular sectors and stocks, and then actually remembers and revists her recommendations. I enjoy her enjoyment of the market, and her no-nonsense but very pleasant approach to stock specifics. A clear thinker and talker who could appear bi-weekly and continue to make many market mysteries much more comprehensible. Thanks, Ms. Byrne!

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Susan Nichols

Random Musing: If "Squawk" could have one celebrity guest (outside of the financial community), who should it be?

Stephen Hawking, Dennis Miller or Madonna -- she knows how to run a business.

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Darin Basile

Jack Nicholson! Who else?

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Jay Payne

Michael Jordan.

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Michael Kiser

Dr. J. -- a sharp, charity-minded and successful post-NBA Philadelphia businessman. Wouldn't you just love to hear his thoughts?

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John Lippman

Jerry Seinfeld.

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Richard Becker

Tony Blair. A model politician.

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Bob Weber

Homer Simpson's outlook would fit in well. I'm sure he's a powerful interviewer too!

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Paul Church

Others: Richard Branson, Michael "Gordon Gekko" Douglas and Jesse Jackson.