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Jon Stewart Knows Who Would Win In A Bill vs. Hillary Matchup

03/10/2015 11:47 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2015

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and writer and director of the film "Rosewater," said he knows who would win if former President Bill Clinton ever faced off against his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at the polls.

While being interviewed by Alastair Campbell, who served as communications director for former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, Stewart said Bill Clinton could run for office again tomorrow and "win by a landslide the scale of which people would be stunned by."

"He brought an air of understanding and competence that has rarely been seen and people view it now with great nostalgia," Stewart said in the interview, featured in the April issue of British GQ.

Stewart predicted Bill Clinton would have such luck at the polls even against Hillary, who is reportedly eyeing a presidential campaign launch in early April.

Do people look to Hillary with hope?
People look to anyone with hope. But there's some exhaustion of empire. How many Clintons and Bushes can get to run the country? But Bill Clinton would get elected by a landslide.

Against Hillary?
He would be elected against anyone by a landslide.

Hillary Clinton has been under fire since The New York Times reported she exclusively used a private email address while working at the State Department. Bill Clinton declined to weigh in on the controversy when approached by reporters on Sunday.

"I have an opinion, but I have a bias," Clinton said. When asked what his opinion was, Clinton responded, "That I shouldn't be making news on this."

For more from Stewart, visit British GQ.

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