Web Searches for This Term Exploded After Ted Cruz Dropped Out

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 6.55.48 PMWhen Ted Cruz threw in the towel by suspending his campaign, a flurry of web searches for the term Libertarian Party and the name Gary Johnson followed the Cruz announcement. Ted Cruz made a concerted effort this election to attract libertarian oriented voters by taking on issues such as auditing the fed. The massive increase in searches for Gary Johnson means that Donald Trump can’t take these voters for granted.

From Mrctv.org:

According to Google Trends, searches for the term “Libertarian Party” shot up at approximately the same time Cruz conceded the election.

Image Credit: Screenshot/Google Trends

Gary Johnson is very fiscally conservative but also liberal on many social issues. However, libertarians tend to favor decentralized power. That means that under a Johnson presidency states would have more power to decide hot button social issues.

One of the only polls conducted that includes Gary Johnson shows him taking more votes from Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.

Stay tuned to TeaPartyUpdate.com to see where this wild and crazy election goes next.