Among registered millennial voters, an overwhelming majority is enthusiastic with the 2016 presidential election.

Based on the latest CNN and ORC International survey, 78 percent of millennials, a growing generational demographic between the ages of 18 and 34 years old, shared positive enthusiasm for the next presidential election.

When breaking down the enthusiasm, 32 percent of millennials said they were "somewhat enthusiastic" with next year's election, regardless of political party affiliation. Narrowly behind with 27 percent, millennials said they were "very" enthusiastic with the presidential election. Finally, 19 percent said they were "extremely" enthusiastic.

There were also millennials who showed little to no enthusiasm for the election. Ten percent said they were "not too enthusiastic," while 12 percent were "not at all" enthusiastic.

Millennials had more enthusiasm compared to the next generational block comprised of registered voters between the ages of 35 and 49, who shared an enthusiasm level of 76 percent. But with older generations, the enthusiasm increases. Among both groups 50 to 64 years old and over 65 years old, 87 percent had positive enthusiasm with the 2016 election.

According to the White House, millennials are identified as Americans born between 1980 and mid-2000s, and they represent one-third of the total U.S. population. The report "15 Economic Facts About Millennials" recognizes millennials as an "important engine" for the U.S. economy and the most diverse and educated generation to date.

Regardless of age, 85 percent of college-educated registered voters also shared high enthusiasm for the presidential election, compared to those with "no college" experience at 77 percent. Income could play a factor. With voters earning $50,000 or more, there was an 87 percent enthusiasm -- 10 percentage points higher than people earning under $50,000.

Taking into account all age groups, among Republican and Republican-leaning independents, Donald Trump is the preferred GOP candidate with 27 percent, ahead of 22 percent for Ben Carson. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio tied at third place with 8 percent, each.

With Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters, Hillary Clinton is the top choice with 45 percent, comfortably ahead of Bernie Sanders' 29 percent and 18 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to confirm his presidential bid.

The CNN and ORC International poll did not specify the specific number of millennials polled, nor did it identify their political party affiliations. The poll was conducted between Oct. 14 and Oct. 17, via telephone.

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