Google searches for “3rd Party candidate 2016” increased by more than 1,150 percent during the week of the Republican National Convention, according to data Google Trends published the same night Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president.
According to Google Trends, interest in an alternative to Trump and his rival, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, have surged over time.
Interest in third-party candidates spiked in several swing states.
Google users also searched for third-party candidates such as Libertarian candidate former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Searches for the Trump family spiked as well, in particular for Ivanka Trump, who also delivered a speech to the RNC Thursday.
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