by Jordan Lancaster
Google searches for third party candidate Jo Jorgensen spiked during Tuesday night’s presidential debate despite Jorgensen not being on stage.
Google trends showed that searches for Jorgensen’s name increased rapidly during the debate, peaking after the debate was over at 10:48 PM. Searches began to increase sh0rtly before 9:00 when the debate began and dropped back down again after its peak. Jorgensen’s name was still searched for Wednesday at a higher rate than before the debate.
[…] The graph uses a scale of 0 to 100 to measure the popularity of a search term at a given time. The peak popularity of a term is represented by a value of 100.