Donald 'trumps' Hillary Clinton in top google searches in US

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 November 2016, 17:19 IST

Donald Trump might be trailing in surveys but the Republican nominee is more popular than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Google searches in the US.

Data released by Google shows Trump dominating search in 38 states till Monday, including in the battleground states of Florida and Michigan.

Google data also shows that immigration is the top Trump-related search topic, followed by abortion and race issues, Fox News reported.

"If you take a deeper look at the information, you'll see that the top five related searches to Mr Trump are immigration, race, abortion, ISIS, and the economy - all hot button issues throughout this campaign," social media expert and President of JRM Comm Jason Mollica was quoted as saying.

"When it comes to Mr Trump, people still want to know more. It also means that potential voters want to read what he said in the last 24-48 hours," he said.

Mollica noted, however, that the search data from Google should not be seen as a surge of voting for Trump.

"It does mean that people are actively gathering and reading information in the last hours before Election Day," he said.