Spike comes amid Republican National Convention
by Barbara Kollmeyer
As the Republicans presented their vision of the country, Americans appeared to be hot on the hunt for an alternative presidential candidate.
Searches for “third party candidate 2016” soared by 1,150% in the past week during the Republican National Convention, according to Google Trends. The spike shown in the below chart spiked toward the end of what was at times a raucous and bizarre convention for the Republicans that ended with Donald Trump’s nomination:
[…] Next week will see the Democratic National Convention kick off with Hillary Clinton expected to get the presidential nomination. Some polls indicate a tight presidential race, though Trump has gained more momentum in recent months.