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In lists, top item often nabs 1st choice, study shows

By BOB AND JOY SCHWABACH

This article was published September 7, 2015 at 2:36 a.m.

Here's a wake-up study for election time: Recent research shows that we trust the Internet -- maybe too much. In a test of undecided voters, the name and favorable information about any candidate that came in at the top of their search results made them likely to switch to that candidate.

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