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Poll: Will you be following the US Presidential Election?

It’s all kicking off in America but do you care?

An image from Obama's inauguration in January 2009.
An image from Obama's inauguration in January 2009.
Image: Carolyn Kaster/AP/Press Association Images

SUPERPACS, PRIMARIES AND party conventions – some people salivate at the words while others may not know what they mean.

The run-up to a US Presidential Election is usually fraught with drama and, so far, 2012 is living up to expectations as high-profile members of the Republican Party fight it out for the GOP’s nomination.

The primary election campaign will last until June (when one candidate will emerge as the party nominee) and then the real fun begins.

Debates, television ads, countrywide bus tours and smear campaigns characterise the election process. The incumbent (Obama) and whoever his rival is will make front page news every day in America. Today at, we are wondering if people in Ireland will care about it all?

So, today we’re asking, will you be following this year’s US Presidential Election?

Poll Results:

Yes (938)
No (385)
Yes, but not until after the Republicans choose a candidate (277)
I'm not sure yet (84)

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