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Concerns about health care costs and abortion motivated a number of voters in this week’s midterm elections, KFF research found.

Seven in 10 voters say the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade in the Dobbs decision was important to their vote. One-quarter called it the single most important factor, which is half as many who said the same about inflation. More than half of Democratic voters and women voters under age 50 said the Dobbs decision had a major impact on which candidates they voted for in this election as well as their decision about whether to turn out to vote.

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