Politics Here's what searches spiked on Google in response to Democrats' debate

11:05  21 november  2019
11:05  21 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Here ' s the Answer According to Google Searches . With the first two debates among the giant field of Democrats vying to take on President Trump behind us, pundits will no doubt spend weeks analyzing the candidates' every word to Searches for Castro spike 2,400 percent during the debate .

Who’s winning the Democratic debates ? Here ’ s what Google search trends can’t tell you. What do those search spikes really mean, anyway? Workers prepare the debate stage at Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30 ahead of the second Democratic presidential debate . (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images).

Ten Democratic presidential candidates descended on Atlanta Wednesday night for the fifth 2020 primary debate.

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The White House contenders debated a litany of issues, from abortion to trade policy to the House's impeachment investigation.

Here are the searches that spiked on Google in response to the debate.


MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was the most-searched moderator of Wednesday's all-female panel. Searches for the "Rachel Maddow Show" host surged past those for NBC News's Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, and The Washington Post's Ashley Parker.

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The first democratic debate , featuring Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, happened I’ve pored over the Google Trends data to identify just what weird Google searches are being Check out those clips right here : WATCH: Beto O'Rourke delivers his first #DemDebate response in

A Democratic race that’ s shifting in a range of directions at once had its focus fall on one big thing that’ s far from being resolved: electability. It also brought a dose of fresh scrutiny on qualifications for the presidency, with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg now a polling front-runner.


Since the debate began, searches also rose inquiring about the height of the 2020 candidates. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the most-searched in the category, followed by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).


Searches spiked for "What is a Rhodes scholar?" during the debate. Buttigieg and Booker were both Rhodes scholars before entering politics, which Booker pointed out during the debate.

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According to Google Trends, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the most searched candidate heading into the debate , followed by New Jersey Sen. The search site also found that interest in former Housing and Urban Development Secretary spiked 2,400 percent after debate began.

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Searches for Eureka, Calif., and fact-checking also skyrocketed during the debate.

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