(CNN) - Americans have yet to cast a single vote in the 2012 presidential election but an overwhelming majority is ready for the political season to end.
That's 326 days before they elect the next President of the United States.
A new survey from USA Today/Gallup shows 70% of Americans say they can't wait for the presidential campaign to be over, compared to 26% who say they can't wait for it to begin. Only 4% has no opinion or were neutral in their feelings.
Election weariness was even more pronounced among residents of early voting states. Seventy-five percent of people in 12 states Gallup determined to be the "most important" in the nominating process said they were ready for the campaign to be over. The states included Iowa, site of the first-in-the-nation caucus on Jan. 3, and New Hampshire, which will hold the nation's first primary on Jan. 10.
Those states have already been inundated with television and radio advertisements from candidates' campaigns, as well as direct mail, campaign rallies, door-to-door canvassing, yard signs, bumper sticks and telephone calls from both humans and robots.
The general distaste for the ongoing political campaign wasn't restricted to a single party. Democrats and Republicans said in equal numbers they couldn't wait for the campaign to end.
The Americans most fed up with the presidential campaign were those who had lived through the most election cycles: people over 65. Eighty percent said they were ready for the campaign to wrap up.
The Gallup/USA Today poll surveyed 1,034 adults by phone from Dec. 6-7. The sampling error was plus or minus four percentage points.