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Photo: Photo: Photo: We matched last night's real-time +Google searches to +Barack Obama's  #SOTU to bring you a min-by-min breakdown of the speech! Take a look!Photo: Top Related Search Terms w/ State of the UnionPhoto: Top Related Searches w/ Obama - State of the UnionPhoto: The top four rising +Google search terms during tonight's #SOTU:Photo: The 2012 campaign might be over, but the landscape for user engagement on traditional and digital media has been changed dramatically.

The Google Politics & Elections team used +Google Consumer Surveys as well as Google Mobile and +Pew Research Center data to gain a deeper understanding on how voters participated in the election.

Take a look! Photo: What Matters. Where.

As we head into a lame duck session in Congress and debates over the "Fiscal Cliff" continue, we wanted to look at the data to see what issues the deciding swing states were most interested in over the past three presidential election cycles.

While the "purple" states have been consistent on some of the key issues, there have been dynamic shifts in "national debt," "tax cuts," and the "unemployment rate."

Take a look at the breakdown! Photo: Top Post-Election Day SearchesPhoto: +Barack Obama took the stage around 1:35 AM ET last night to address the country on his re-election.

We analyzed real-time, minute-by-minute +Google search data for the President and matched it to the key moments of his speech.

Take a look! Photo: Top 4 rising searches nationwide from 11 PM ET to Midnight ET: Photo: +Google rising search terms nationally 9-10 PM ET versus the previous hour:Photo: Election Day: Top 4 Related Search Terms w/ VirginiaPhoto: Election Day: Top 4 Related Search Terms w/ OhioPhoto: Election Day: Top 4 Related Search Terms w/ FloridaPhoto: Election Day: Top 4 Related Search Terms w/ PennsylvaniaPhoto: Top rising search terms on Election Day: "Election Results." Photo: Related Terms for Obama and Romney on Election DayPhoto: The Issue: UnemploymentPhoto: Search Interest in Voter Fraud in FloridaPhoto: Search Interest in Obama and Romney on Election DayPhoto: Top Areas Searching for Obama & RomneyPhoto: Search Interest in Voter Fraud in OhioPhoto: Voter Fraud Related SearchesPhoto: Virginia Search InterestPhoto: US Search Interest!Photo: "Swing State" InterestPhoto: Search Interest in OhioPhoto: Search Interest in NevadaPhoto: Search Interest in IowaPhoto: Search Interest in Obama & RomneyPhoto: Search Interest in MissouriPhoto: States Searching for Libertarian PartyPhoto: Search Interest in ColoradoPhoto: Search Interest in IllinoisPhoto: Search Interest in FloridaPhoto: The Issues: Obamacare

The second issue in our series as we head into Election Day: Obamacare.

Opposition to the Affordable Care Act seems to have driven to the top state and rising search interest for "Obamacare."

It's not every day that a candidate for state senate is thrust into the national spotlight, but that's what happened when a video of Dr. Barbara Bellar's searing critique of Obamacare went viral, causing a surge in Search interest for her around the issue.

Topping state search interest is Oklahoma - a state whose Attorney General filed suit against the bill.

From our data, it's clear - regardless of opinion -  that people are trying to learn more about the bill prior to Election Day.

Check it out!Photo: We showed you the swing state breakdown this morning, but here's the nationwide "Candidate Scorecard."

Take a look at who has the edge online leading into the final stretch. Photo: It looks like the race will come down to a handful of "swing states" -- those few states where the polls are too close to call.

We analyzed +Google search and news numbers, as well as candidate spending numbers, and broke them down on a state-by-state basis.

Check it out! Photo: We are 5 days until the election. The last debate might have been more than a week ago, but they have shown to have a lasting impact.

We asked "How did the presidential and vice presidential debates impact your likely choice for president in the upcoming election?

Overall, the debates helped President Obama maintain a lead with women voters -- a target demographic -- who already identified themselves as Obama supporters. Close to 50% of those women surveyed, favored the President.

Take a look at the breakdown here!Photo: We used +Google Consumer Surveys to ask "Who do you think did the better job in the third presidential debate?"

And the winner is... +Barack Obama with 45 percent.Photo: Minute-by-Minute Search Breakdown - Oct 22 DebatePhoto: Related Search Terms for Obama and Romney - Oct 22 DebatePhoto: Top 4 Google Search Terms - Oct 22 DebatePhoto: Trending Debate Terms: Troops in IraqPhoto: Trending Debate Terms: Horses and BayonetsPhoto: Trending Debate Terms: SyriaPhoto: Trending Debate Terms: BayonetsPhoto: Trending Debate Terms: MaliPhoto: Trending Pre-Debate Terms: Missile CrisisPhoto: Most Viewed YouTube Videos - Week of Oct 22Photo: {Updated} Florida breakdown on ad spending vs. candidate visits! Photo: We used the new CNN / +Google Campaign Explorer tool to breakdown +Barack Obama and +Mitt Romney's ad spending vs. candidate visits to Florida on a regional level.

Check it out! Photo: Foreign Policy Issues - Consumer SurveyPhoto: Search Interest in IsraelPhoto: Search Interest in Obama and RomneyPhoto: Binders and Big Bird - Rising SearchesPhoto: Who won the 2nd Presidential Debate?Photo: Minute-by-Minute Search Breakdown for 2nd Presidential DebatePhoto: Trends from Google Politics - 2nd Presidential DebatePhoto: Trends from Google Politics - 2nd Presidential DebatePhoto: Trends from Google Politics - 2nd Presidential DebatePhoto: Trends from Google Politics - 2nd Presidential DebatePhoto: Top 4 Related Terms for Each Candidate - 2nd DebatePhoto: Top 4 Rising Search Term for the 2nd DebatePhoto: You can watch the second presidential debate LIVE tonight at 9 PM ET at www.YouTube.com/politics.

Before the debate starts, head over to +YouTube and take a look at the four most viewed political videos from the last  week!

"Big Bird - Obama for America TV Ad" -- http://goo.gl/ClJtH 

"Happy 20th anniversary Barack and Michelle" --  http://goo.gl/6nllo

"Table - Obama for America TV Ad" -- http://goo.gl/wt6CW

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