With November drawing nearer, we wanted to look at the hottest issues in the news during September to get a sense of what issues we can expect politicians to debate most fervently going into elections.
After diving into our news index we found that taxes and the economy dominated headlines in September, followed by health. Mentions of ‘health’ were significantly more in number than mentions of the word ‘healthcare’, and after diving a bit deeper, we found stringed phrases like ‘health plan’ and ‘health insurance’ were used.
Collectively, mentions of war related nations or terminology accounted for half of the remainder of most mentioned issues in headlines. Other top issues mentioned included gay, jobs, government, oil, spending, budget and energy.