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    With the Iowa caucuses 10 weeks away, Bloomberg Politics national poll has revealed that Americans are just as excited about the new Star Wars film as the kick off to the 2016 presidential race.

    The poll provided a list of 20 events and asked Americans to choose which ones they were most excited for.

    The results determined that while 20% of Americans were excited for caucuses, another 19% were most excited for the December premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Other options included the Super Bowl and the NCAA basketball tournament.

    Still, the presidential election cannot trump football, as the winning event was the Super Bowl, with 28% of the vote.

    Some of those polled explained that they aren’t necessarily excited to learn more about the candidates, they just want the crowded field to be narrowed down.

    "What I'm looking forward to is for some other people to drop out after the Iowa caucuses because the field is so crowded right now," Penny Yost, 74, a retired real estate agent in Fort Worth, Texas, told Bloomberg.

    "I don't put that much stock in the Iowa caucuses because so many who have come out on top there haven't gone anywhere else, but I'm hoping it will thin the field."

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the caucuses also ranked higher for republicans who still have a large assortment of candidates, coming in as the top event for that group.

    "It's going to start giving us clarity on the Republican Party and who can be the frontrunner," Jake Jacobs, 37, a Republican who lives in White Salmon, Washington, told Bloomberg. "I want to get this field narrowed down to where they can make a bigger impact against the Democrats."


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