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How Donald Trump is winning the presidential race… on Google

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It seems Donald Trump just can’t win. His inflammatory comments about Mexicans have led a number of brands – including Macy’s, NBC and Univision – to cut ties with the business magnate lately. Every day brings news of more companies shunning Trump.

But with controversy comes attention, the life-blood of presidential candidates like Trump. How much attention is he getting? He’s far and away the most-searched presidential candidate on Google this week.

According to Google Trends data, Democrat Bernie Sanders is the most-searched candidate in Vermont and New Hampshire. Republicans Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker dominate the search results in Louisiana and Wisconsin, respectively. As for the other 46 states? All Trump.

Google data shows that Donald Trump has far and away been the most popular 2016 hopeful on its search engine.Created by Stacy Jones with DataWrapper
Created by Stacy Jones with DataWrapper

All this attention has helped push Trump into second place in recent polls of potential Republican presidential primary voters.

Still, it turns out that not everybody is even sure Trump is running for president.

 

Here are the top five Trump-related questions on Google search:

  • What did Donald Trump say about Mexicans?
  • Is Donald Trump running for President?
  • How old is Donald Trump?
  • Who is Donald Trump?
  • What is Donald Trump’s net worth?