Google Trends and the Presidential Election

by Mike Kimel

Google Trends and the Presidential Election

I’m sure somebody has done this before, but I don’t remember seeing it. I used Google Trends to see how searches for the Democrat and Republican nominee for President stacked up in the first ten months of 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 (YTD). I’d go back earlier but that’s as far as Google goes.

Figure 1 - John Kerry v. George W. BushFigure 1

Figure 2 - Barack Obama v. John McCainFigure 2

 

Figure 3 - Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney
Figure 3

 

Figure 4 - Hilary Clinton v. Donald Trump(1)Figure 4

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