Here’s What People Were Googling During the Democratic Debate

“How much is Hillary worth?

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had their first debate since the race narrowed down to just the two of them, and also the last one before voters head to the polls in the New Hampshire primaries next Tuesday. The debate got testy at times, with Clinton and Sanders going after each other on issues such as Wall Street reform and national security. Once again, the folks at the Google News Lab put together some interesting charts that examine the debate reaction. Here are some of the best.

Here’s real-time Google search traffic for each candidate during the debate:

Seen another way:

Here’s an interactive map that shows the highest search numbers per candidate by county, but also the top issues searched in New Hampshire:

 

It’s also interesting to see what questions about each of the two candidates people in New Hampshire are searching. Here are the questions for Clinton:

Sanders:

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

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