GoogleTrends has released data about what viewers of the Republican presidential debate Thursday evening were searching for online.
Realtime: big spike in search interest in @TedCruz during #GOPDebate, close to search interest in @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/6h27eN4AXb— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457060252.0
According to data from GoogleTrends, here are the most searched questions about each candidate that participated in the debate:
Top trending questions on @realDonaldTrump leading up to #GOPDebate https://t.co/X8JTMsYifJ https://t.co/2Tg1g7MFDu— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457055305.0
"What state did Rubio win?" & more trending questions on @marcorubio before #GOPDebate https://t.co/X8JTMsYifJ https://t.co/dVrSY5cQBZ— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457054703.0
"How many delegates does John Kasich have?" & more trending questions on @JohnKasich leading up to #GOPDebate https://t.co/Hi7CB9Qz3x— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457053804.0
"What states did Ted Cruz win?" & more trending questions on @TedCruz before #GOPDebate https://t.co/X8JTMsYifJ https://t.co/kAGMYAG4Fk— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457053228.0
"Donald Trump New York Times tape" just spiked by 350% during #GOPDebate @realDonaldTrump— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457060592.0
150% spike in @google search interest in "Where is Trump clothing made?" during #GOPdebate @realDonaldTrump— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457061194.0
Here are the most searched topics during the debate:
See which issues were searched most during the #GOPdebate with our #dataviz https://t.co/FsTykPpRqT https://t.co/ZoLXarEV0o— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457064784.0
Users were also curious about a few topics unrelated to policy:
@DocThompsonShow @skiplacombe What voters care about. #SMH H/T @emzanotti https://t.co/0mE55T5fGh— Mike Opelka (@Mike Opelka) 1457086385.0
Sometimes, Google doesn't have all the answers. https://t.co/U7Uizmsgj7— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump) 1457066057.0
The Washington Post tracked Google searches for each candidate surrounding the discussion on the stage.
Image source: The Washington Post
Searches regarding the possibility of a brokered convention also spiked during the debate.
200% spike in Google search interest in "When was the last contested convention?" during #GOPDebate #contestedconvention— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) 1457061893.0