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Reproduced from Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Axios Visuals

Voters want to hear more from the Democratic candidates about health care topics that they believe have been neglected during the debates, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

My favorite stat: A public option is much more popular than the Affordable Care Act, with 73% favoring the former and only 51% favoring the latter, Kaiser found. Medicare for All is also viewed favorably by 51% of the public.

  • Keep in mind that a public option was deemed too liberal to be included in the ACA before it passed in 2010.
  • The ACA is equally as popular as Medicare for All.
  • Don't think about this too long. Your mind may explode.

The survey was conducted Oct. 3 – 8 2019, among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,205 adults ages 18 and older, living in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The margin of sampling error including the design effect for the full sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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A white-collar crime crackdown

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

America has waited a decade for an aggressive government crackdown on white-collar crime. Now, just before the election, and in the middle of a bull market, it has arrived.

Why it matters: When times are good, investors become more trusting and more greedy. That makes them more likely to put their money into fraudulent or criminal enterprises.

  • After a decade-long bull market, there is no shortage of those frauds to prosecute.

Lawyers crystal-ball the Google antitrust case

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The Justice Department's antitrust suit against Google is a strong, straightforward monopoly case, competition lawyers and experts tell Axios. But that doesn't mean it'll be an easy journey for the government.

The big picture: Winning any antitrust case is a heavy lift. It's even more of a challenge to pull off victory in a future-looking case that seeks to make room for potential new competition to flourish.

The pandemic is getting worse again

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Note: Due to a database error, Missouri had a 3 day gap in reporting from Oct. 11-13; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Every available piece of data proves it: The coronavirus pandemic is getting worse again, all across America.

The big picture: As the death toll ticks past 212,000, at a moment when containing the virus ought to be easier and more urgent than ever, we are instead giving it a bigger foothold to grow from.