In a new Vanity Fair poll President Barack Obama was edged out by George Clooney (24 percent to 26 percent) among respondents choosing "which man they would most like to trade places with for a week." They were followed by Tom Brady and Bruce Springsteen.

Among woman, First Lady Michelle Obama was the favorite, chosen by 26 percent, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked by 16 percent, actress Angelina Jolie by 13 percent and singer Beyonce Knowles selected by 12 percent.

The poll also found:

-Nearly half of the respondents chose Wal-Mart as the institution that best symbolizes America today.

-A politician taking bribes is considered far worse (chosen by 37 percent of the respondents) compared to extramarital affairs (just 2 percent).

-More than a third consider Twitter a fad that will likely fade.

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