In conclusion, the survey asked, "Based on what you know, which of the following statements comes closest to your view, even if neither are (sic) exactly right?"
- 45 percent responded that NBC canceling Kelly's program "would be too harsh of a consequence for her comments."
- 26 percent felt canceling "would be the appropriate consequence for her comments."
Kelly has not spoken publicly since her show was canceled and was reported to be negotiating her exit from the network after NBC stopped short of firing her outright.
On Monday, "Today" assimilated Kelly's 9 a.m. hour back into the larger program, which focused on Saturday's shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
"Today, as you know, we are starting a new chapter in the third hour of our show as it evolves," anchor Hoda Kotb told viewers, without giving any details about what NBC plans to do with the third hour of the show in the long run. "We want you to know that the entire 'Today' family will continue to bring you informative and important stories, just as we always have."