Here's what people searched for during the first 2020 Democratic debate

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney participate in the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mike SegarCandidates participate in the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate in Miami, Florida, U.S.,Reuters

  • The first of two Democratic debates in the 2020 presidential race happened on Wednesday, sparking questions and search queries across the country.
  • Google Trends kept up with what America was searching and tweeted out its most interesting trends.
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The first of two Democratic debates in the 2020 presidential race happened on Wednesday, sparking questions and search queries across the country. GoogleTrends kept up with what America was searching and tweeted out its most interesting trends.

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Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, ended up being the most searched candidate after the debate.

Sen. Cory Booker, who was the most searched for candidate, according to Google Trends, spoke to INSIDER's John Haltiwanger about a topic he wishes had been discussed at the debate: the legalization of marijuana.

Which #DemDebate candidate was most searched during the debate? Here's the top 10:https://t.co/I0WiP7r7bt pic.twitter.com/GwK5s3P7UT

— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 27, 2019

These US maps show the most searched Democratic candidate in each state before and after the debate.

From Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the map shifted before and after the debate.

Map: before and after the #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/7y3iNoJR1N

— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 27, 2019

Julian Castro, former secretary of US Housing and Urban Development, surged in search interest after the debate started.

As INSIDER's Joe Perticone wrote, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro managed to break from the pack and dominate the stage at the first 2020 Democratic debate." He challenged his fellow Texan, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke and pushed the candidates further on immigration.

.@JulianCastro has spiked +2,400% in search since the #DemDebate started.

More data: https://t.co/I0WiP7r7bt

— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 27, 2019

Searches for Spanish to English translation climbed as three candidates — former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke — responded to debate questions in Spanish.

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke was the first to respond to a question in Spanish, the most common language spoken in the US outside of English. During the debate O'Rourke, Booker, Castro, and a moderator all either responded to or asked questions in Spanish.

Latinos are a growing voter base, and according to Pew Research, "a record 29 million Latinos were eligible to vote in [the 2018] midterm elections, accounting for 12.8% of all eligible voters, a new high." In 2018, an estimated 11% of voters were Latino and according to exit polls they favored Democratic candidates. (Of course, it's important to note that not every Latino voter is a Spanish-speaker.)

Searches for 'English to Spanish translation' spiked +300% since the debate started#DemDebate

More data: https://t.co/I0WiP7r7bt

— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 27, 2019

This data visualization shows how the candidates stacked up in search interest throughout the debate.

The second round of debates is on Thursday, June 27, when 10 more Democratic candidates — including Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Vice President Joe Biden — will take the stage.

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