President Obama says his favorite TV show is “Homeland,” which must mean he admires spy Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, left.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said last month: “I’m kind of a Snooki fan. … Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun.”

“Homeland’s” new season began Sunday (Showtime, 10 p.m.). The final season of Snooki’s “Jersey Shore” starts tonight (MTV, 10 p.m.). Let’s compare the two babes.

New, duller lives: The CIA ousted Carrie after her bipolar breakdown; she’s moved in with her sister and dad and is teaching English to foreigners. Champion carouser Snooki is pregnant and engaged.

Things they miss: Carrie craves spy-biz thrills. Snooki wishes she could smoke cigarettes and do shots with her friends.

Bossy streaks: Carrie to CIA contact: “If you are going to ask me to go to Beirut, just ask me already.” Snooki to fiancé: “Stop and get me flowers.”

Memorable sound bites: Carrie: “I have never been so sure and so wrong.” Snooki: “Pregnant bitch is here.”

Verdict: They actually have a lot in common, but Snooki is just more fun!