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72 Percent of Americans Haven’t Had Patriotic Desire to Vote Crushed by Endless Campaign Coverage

People wait in line to vote before the polling station at the Clark County Fire Training Center opens on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voting is underway in the battleground state of Nevada as President Barack Obama and Republican nominee former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remain in a virtual tie in the national polls. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
These people look very excited about voting in 2016. Photo: David Becker/Getty Images

A new poll conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group and SKDKnickerbocker shows that 72 percent of registered voters are “absolutely certain” that they will vote in the 2016 election. They have yet to remember the endless campaign ads and crushing hatred that comes with learning that another presidential debate has canceled an episode of your favorite crime procedural that stopped them from casting a ballot in 2012. Less than 59 percent of eligible voters took part in the 2012 presidential election. Only 2 percent of the 1,032 respondents in this poll admitted that they were unlikely to vote. 

72% of Americans Adorably Plan to Vote in 2016