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Trump Dominated Debate Online Stats Despite Absence

Despite not showing up at the Republican Fox News debate tonight, Donald Trump still dominated the online conversation.

Google, Fox News’ partner for the debate, kept track of which candidates were the most searched during the debate. Guess who topped the chart almost all throughout:

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Yep, aside from that brief Marco Rubio blip, it was Trump all the way.

And take a look at who was the most searched candidate in every single state early on:

Twitter put out two different statistics on the most talked-about candidates––one with all the candidates and one with only the candidates on stage. Take a look at how they differed halfway through:

And compare both after it was over:

And take a guess who won the most new followers:

In fairness, it’s worth noting this stat that gave the debate a big advantage over Trump’s rally:

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