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The Supreme Court is now voters' top midterm issue

Protestors at the U.S. Capitol during Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A new Pew Research survey found 76% of registered voters say Supreme Court appointments will be a "very important" part of their 2018 midterm vote in November.

Why it matters: That's higher than the 65% of voters who said the same in June 2016, and more voters consider the Supreme Court as a crucial voting issue right now than health care (75%) and the economy (74%) — the two leading topics throughout this cycle.