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What Is America Really Thinking?

Who would you like to trade places with - George Clooney, President Barack Obama, Tom Brady or Bruce Springsteen?

A new poll from "60 Minutes" and Vanity Fair takes a look at what Americans are 'really' thinking - the deep, probing questions that reveal what's on all of our minds.

CBSNews.com's Cali Carlin and Vanity Fair's Michael Hogan stopped by "The Early Show" on Monday to share the results with co-anchors Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith.

"We asked men which famous person, if you had a chance, would you like to switch places with for a week? The choices are George Clooney, Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, or Tom Brady. So what do you think?" Hogan asked Smith.

"George Clooney. I mean that's who I would switch places with. I know he wants to switch places with me, obviously," Smith joked.

According to Hogan, Smith is "in the mainstream" because that's what most people thought. "Clooney just took it away. We knew he was the man, but now we have proof," he said.

Hogan pointed out an interesting fact: "Most people across all ages wanted to be like George Clooney, but when it came to Barack Obama, there was an age split. Younger people really wanted to give it a shot. And older people just thought, 'Forget it, give me the Cuomo lifestyle.'"

"Older people really wanted to be the boss, too," Carlin added.

"Springsteen did turn 60 last week," Smith said.

"George Clooney is a movie star. He dates hot women. He's an activist. He's everything you'd want to be," Rodriguez said.

Women were also polled, and their options were first lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie or Beyonce.

"What would be your choice?" Carlin asked Rodriguez.

"Hands down Michelle Obama," Rodriguez said.

According to Carlin, Rodriguez was also "in step with mainstream America."

"Twenty-six percent of women we surveyed said they'd want to switch with Michelle Obama. In fact, overall, Washington beat out Hollywood, surprisingly. So both Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton beat out Angelina Jolie and Beyonce," Carlin explained.

Michelle Obama also beat Angelina by a ratio of two to one.

Twitter, a popular social networking Web site, was also a focus of the "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair poll. Respondents were asked if they thought Twitter was an important new tool or a fad that will fade.

Rodriquez admitted that she thinks it's a fad and Smith joked that he didn't care. (Both co-anchors, by the way, have Twitter accounts.)

Only 15 percent of people surveyed think it's an important tool, and more than half of young people say that it is a fad that will fade, Carlin pointed out.

Also, more than 90 percent of those surveyed have heard of Twitter, which Carlin called an "upside" and "pretty impressive brand awareness."

On the business end, the question that is getting a lot of buzz is which company symbolizes America - Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Google, the NFL, or Wal-Mart.

Smith chose Goldman Sachs and Rodriguez chose either Google or Wal-Mart.

"Wal-Mart took it with 48 percent. And Goldman Sachs had three percent," Hogan said.



See more on the poll, and cast your own vote on the poll's questions, at "60 Minutes".
Check out the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair magazine, and Cali and Michael's Web Show on cbsnews.com.