Google: More searched for Clinton than Trump

2016-09-27 16:14
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University. (David Goldman, AP)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University. (David Goldman, AP)

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Washington - Hillary Clinton apparently has the Google edge after the presidential debate.

Google Trends says more people looked up Clinton's name than Republican Donald Trump's in all 50 states following Monday's debate.

Google says Trump searches led in the majority of states before the debate.

The search giant says users looked up information on both candidates' stances on immigration, abortion and guns most often while the debate was happening.

Many used Google to do their own fact-checking on the candidates' claims.

Google says the top fact check question for Trump revolved around his stance on the Iraq war. For Clinton, users wanted to follow up on her statement that stop-and-frisk police tactics had been ruled unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, Trump says he didn't have the sniffles during the debate.

The Republican presidential nominee sounded like he was sniffling - and loudly - through much of the presidential debate Monday, eliciting comments and jokes on social media. The hashtag #sniffle became popular on Twitter.

But asked about that in a phone interview on Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, Trump denied there was any sniffling.

He said the microphone was very bad, "but maybe it was good enough to hear breathing. But there was no sniffles".

Trump also floated the theory that debate moderators gave him a bad microphone on purpose.


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