Query About Who’s Running for President Surges on Google


“Who is running for President?”

As several Twitter users have noted, many people don’t seem sure who’s running for President.

The query “who is running for president” skyrocketed in the past month on Google Trends, more than doubling the number of queries in October of this year. In November 2008, there were only 12% as many searches.

The top result on Google, a site called Election Central, lists Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney as “Republican contenders looking to unseat President Obama.” Sorry, Jill Stein!

Good luck tonight, to Senator… Rombley? And the other guy, too.