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Data: NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey; Note: Survey conducted June 1-4, 2018 amongst 900 registered voters; CHART: Kerrie Vila /Axios

Health care has always been near the top of voters' priorities, but lately it's been the No. 1 issue in a slew of recent polls — including NBC News/Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and Quinnipiac.

Between the lines: That's driven largely by Democratic voters, who are intensely interested in the issue this year. (Republicans and independents still cite the economy as their top priority, but health care isn't far behind.)

  • So Democratic voters will drive a lot of the discussion on health care in the midterms — and they're not happy about the ACA repeal efforts.
  • But there's also strong bipartisan concern about the opioid crisis — and a strong feeling from all voters that the federal government hasn't done enough about it.

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Republicans' next war: Pre-existing conditions

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Scoop: More boycotts coming for Facebook

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Leaders of the Stop Hate For Profit social media boycott group are discussing whether to organize another campaign against Facebook in light of an explosive investigative series from The Wall Street Journal, Common Sense CEO Jim Steyer tells Axios.

The intrigue: Sources tell Axios that another group, separate from the Stop Hate For Profit organization, is expected to launch its own ad boycott campaign this week.

Democrats' dwindling 2022 map

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Democrats are trying to unseat only about half as many Republican House members next year as they did in 2020, trimming their target list from 39 to 21.

Why it matters: The narrowing map — which reflects where Democrats see their best chance of flipping seats — is the latest datapoint showing the challenging political landscape the party faces in the crucial 2022 midterms.

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Evergrande's reassuring default

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

It's not a Lehman moment but it's still a very big deal. Chinese construction giant Evergrande looks set to default on its $300 billion of liabilities, in a move that has already had global market repercussions.

Why it matters: Evergrande is the first big test of the global financial system — and especially the Chinese financial system — since the pandemic-induced chaos of March 2020, when central banks around the world were forced to take unprecedented measures to prevent total collapse. So far, world markets seem to be coping just fine.