With all the craziness surrounding this election, I’ve gotten more and more curious about how the Google Trends numbers stack up for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Let’s take a look!
First, here’s a Google Trends graph of searches for the presidential candidates within the past week (Oct. 24-Oct. 31):
Here’s the long-term trend of Google users searching “hillary clinton” over the past five years:
Check out those spikes!! That first large spike is from Jul. 24-30, 2016. The second spike is Sept. 11-17, 2016.
And here’s the same for “donald trump:”
Here’s how searches for the two candidates look over time (fittingly, Clinton’s in blue, Trump’s in red):
Here’s “hillary clinton” and “donald trump” searched over the past 12 months only in the U.S.:
To be honest, I really don’t know how to parse this data. It seems that people who are searching for Trump…Google him more often? Needless to say, we won’t get any clear answers here.