Google: Huntsman receives post-debate bump in searches

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Google Politics and Elections blog: [W]e compared search traffic for each of the candidates on Saturday to searches for their names on Monday during the same time period. … Jon Huntsman saw the sharpest increase in search traffic at 50%. He was followed by Newt Gingrich (+21%), Mitt Romney (+18%), and Ron Paul (+8%). Rick Santorum was the only candidate who actually saw a decrease in search traffic (-35%).”

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