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Voters Follow Unemployment, Jobs, Gulf Oil Leak Stories Closest in 2010

In a year loaded with news, voters in 2010 paid most attention to stories about unemployment and job creation, the disastrous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the health care debate and the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

In our ongoing nightly national tracking polls, we routinely ask Americans how closely they have followed recent news stories about the topic we’re asking about - Very Closely, Somewhat Closely, Not Very Closely, Not At All Closely, Not Sure. This gives us – and our readers – a better sense of what our survey totals really mean.

In September, 67% were following news about job creation and unemployment Very Closely.

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