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South Carolina Google Trends: Is Jeb Related To George W. Bush?

This is not a joke. I repeat, this is not a joke!

I know we poke fun at low information voters all the time, but after seeing the most sought out piece of information about Jeb Bush in South Carolina after the GOP debate, I must say, the results were quite perplexing.

I don't even know how this is possible.

We aren’t sure whether to laugh or cringe about this one.

As the presidential candidates duked it out in last night’s ninth Republican debate, viewers used it as a chance to familiarize themselves with the contenders who stood out to them.

Unsurprisingly, Jeb Bush – who got caught in one of the night’s biggest clashes while defending his family against Donald Trump’s criticisms – was among the candidates being looked up online.

But according to Google Trends data, it wasn’t so much Bush’s policy experience that people were interested in.

The top trending question asked about him in South Carolina was, “Is Jeb Bush related to George W. Bush?”

I thought this was a joke on Twitter when I saw it fly by my screen, but it wasn't.

Digby writes:

Ok, that tears it. This country is doomed.

I get that a lot of people don't care about politics and don't care about this election. But people watching a presidential debate aren't those people.

Sheesh ...


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