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Posted: November 05, 2018

Election Day 2018: People are searching Google for these 5 topics

Everything you need to know before you vote

By Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

On the eve of the 2018 midterm election, as Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump make their final pitches for support, people in the United States are looking for information on where candidates stand on bedrock issues important to them.

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surprisingly, health care and immigration top the list of topics that people in the United States have been searching the internet for in the run up to Tuesday’s election, according to Google Trends.

The searches were likely spurred by a Democratic message touting the need for a health care plan that addresses those with pre-existing conditions, and Trump’s hammering of the country’s immigration system – one he says is lacking and puts the country at risk.

What other issues are people looking at with the election just hours away? 

Here is the list of the top five most searched topics in relation to the midterm election:

  1. Health care
  2. Immigration 
  3. Social Security
  4. Minimum wage
  5. Abortion 

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In this Nov. 4, 2018, photo Tim Boyden uses the loose fall leaves in front of his business Out On A Limb Gallery in Eugene, Ore., to encourage people passing by to vote in the midterm election. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

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