Poll Results: Burke Should Be Chief

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Future and Current Chief of Surgery?
Talk about going down to the wire.

In the longest-running and most hotly-contested poll in Grey's Anatomy Insider history, our readers narrowly felt that Dr. Preston Burke (left) would make the best chief of surgery when (and if) Dr. Webber retires.

More than 9,150 of you cast your online ballots, with 31 percent choosing Dr. Burke and 30 percent opting for Derek Shepherd. Miranda Bailey received 26 percent, while the newly-single Addison Montgomery - who we thought would be strong a candidate as any - finished a distant fourth with 11 percent. To see the results, click here (note that voting remains open if you haven't done so already, so these figures may change).

Moving on to our first poll of 2007: Anyone who saw the previews at the end of last Thursday's repeat saw what looked like Addison and Alex moving in for a lip-lock. While the producers have been known to mess with us - this could be a dream sequence, or a one-time near miss - we can't help but speculate about this new couple... and what it should be nicknamed!

Cast your ballot on the right for your favorite couple name for these two. You can also find the permanent link to the voting for this poll here and vote from that page. We look forward to seeing the results - and to Grey's Anatomy returning to the air January 11!

Poll Results: Burke Should Be Chief
Dr. Montgomery

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