This is What's Trending During the GOP Debate

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What was trending online during the GOP debate?’s Elizabeth Chmurak talks to Google News Lab’s Data Editor Simon Rogers to find out what was trending during the FBN GOP debate. pulls out the biggest trends from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) from tonight's GOP Debate in Charleston, S.C.

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On YouTube...

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush released a new advertisement today called "Enough" attacking frontrunner Donald Trump.

On Twitter...

The #GOPDebate is the number one trending item on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).

Which States Are Tuning In?

Iowa ranks at the number one state expressing the most interest in tonight's GOP debate. Connecticut, D.C., Virginia and New Jersey round out the top 5 most interested states. All but 4 states are conducting Google searches about tonight's debate.

Who is the Top Searched GOP Candidate?

Donald Trump sweeps all 50 states in being the most searched Republican candidate.

What Were the Most Discussed Issues on Facebook?

1. Iran

2. Immigration


4. The economy

5. Guns

Donald Trump...

Google interest in Donald Trump is dominating in the U.S., and globally he's resonating in Kenya, Canada and Panama. For U.S. cities, the business mogul is generating interest from New York, Dallas and Houston.

Jeb Bush...

One of the top searches for Jeb Bush is asking about his wife, Columba Bush.

Marco Rubio...

The Florida Senator is receiving the most Google love tonight from cities in the Sunshine State including Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami.

John Kasich...

While Ohio Governor John Kasich is trafficking the majority of his Google searches from cities in the Buckeye state, he's only registering in the U.S. on a global scale.

Chris Christie...

Governor Christie's top trending queries include his governor status, while his breakout queries are focused on his bridge scandal.

Ted Cruz...

One of the top trending queries for Cruz is where he was born, likely playing off Donald Trump's recent birther accusations against Cruz.

Cruz claimed the number one social moment on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) when he said "Ted Cruz: “I’m not going to take legal advice from Donald Trump.”

Ben Carson...

Dr. Ben Carson is the only candidate who's number one country generating Google searches isn't the U.S. The countries most interested in Dr. Carson are Kenya, Jamaica, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana.

Carly Fiorina...

Google search trends show that the most interest in the former Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) CEO is coming from Washington D.C., San Francisco, Orlando, San Jose and San Diego.

Rick Santorum...

The former Pennsylvania Senator is seeing the most Google interest from two cities in his home state, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Mike Huckabee...

The former Arkansas Governor is seeing the majority of his Google searches originating from the South, including Little Rock, Nashville and Louisville.

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