Trump tops Google searches before Dem debate
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Presidential Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE is not even on stage in Saturday's Democratic debate and yet he is receiving more Google searches than any of the three Democrats.
In a search of Google trends covering the four hours leading up to the 8 p.m. debate in New Hampshire, Trump is clearly ahead of Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE, her chief rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBernie Sanders to sign pledge affirming he will run as a Democrat Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast proposed ObamaCare changes Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon MORE (D-Vt.), and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Sanders was catching Trump as the debate closed in, and the senator more than doubles Clinton on Google interest.
Matching his position in the polls, O'Malley is barely registering on the Google trends scale.