Google searches for 'third-party candidate' spike during GOP convention
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Google says searches for a "third-party candidate" rose 1,150 percent during this week’s Republican National Convention.

The four-day event in Cleveland ended Thursday with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE formally accepting his party’s presidential nomination.


Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE is slated to accept her party's nomination during the Democrats' convention next week in Philadelphia.

But both Clinton and Trump consistently score high unfavorable ratings in multiple polls.

Trump has also struggled with the Never Trump movement that vowed to oppose his nomination. But those Trump critics also faltered at efforts to attract a challenger.

Clinton could face difficulty winning over Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE supporters after a tough primary fight.

Some third-party candidates, including Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, are also looking to gain traction.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls with all four candidates shows Clinton leading, with 40.9 percent, Trump second, with 37.3 percent, Johnson at 8.3 percent, and Stein with 4 percent.