Equal Entertainment: Iowa Caucuses and Star Wars

The Bloomberg Politics national poll revealed something interesting about American voters this week. As the Iowa caucuses rapidly approach with ten weeks left, Americans are as excited about the presidential nomination ballots as they are about the upcoming release of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.
Americans who participated in the ballot were, “presented with a list that also included the Super Bowl and the NCAA basketball tournament, 20 percent of Americans picked the Feb. 1 caucuses as the event they’re most excited about, while 19 percent selected the new movie.” That is not to say politics won the day for most enthusiasm though. The championship NFL game was still the top choice amongst voters, with 28 percent of the votes.

The enthusiasm for the caucuses is also not because anyone is excited about a particular winner. Most voters suggested that they were excited for the caucuses because, “the start of the presidential contests elimination rounds promises a little less hot air in a campaign that at one point featured more than 20 widely recognized Democratic and Republican candidates for the presidency.”

One woman who responded to the poll said that she does not, “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.” Another man from Wisconsin explained similarly, “It will thin out the herd, so we have an idea of who is actually going to be left and we can get down to the real issues.” Registered Republicans are the most enthusiastic about the Iowa caucuses.

The Bloomberg poll surveyed 1,002 adults nationwide from November 15th to 17th. Whether you are excited about Star Wars or the Iowa Caucuses, or basketball or football, everyone has something to look forward to in 2016. Make sure your financial future is one of the things you are excited about too, by developing a financial strategy and reviewing your portfolio with qualified experts. Apex Financial Advisors works with you to develop a strategy to protect and grow your wealth. Call us today to make sure your success is on your list of exciting things in 2016.