Google searches for the heights of Presidential hopefuls surge at the start of the second Democratic debate – and 6ft 5in Bill de Blasio soars to the top of the list
- Google Trends revealed that viewers were keenly searching the heights of aspiring 2020 candidates at the start of the Democratic debate
- 6ft 5in candidate Bill de Blasio earned the most searches across the country
- He beat out 6ft 2 in Cory Booker and 6ft 0in Joe Biden in terms of the number of Google searches
- Meanwhile, Tulsi Gabbard was the most Googled candidate across all 50 states during the debate
Google searches for the heights of Presidential hopefuls surged just before the start of CNN’S second Democratic debate in Detroit on Wednesday night.
As the ten candidates stood side-by-side singing the national anthem, viewers took to their smartphones querying their specific statures.
According to Google Trends, Bill de Blasio’s height was the most searched across the country – perhaps no coincidence given that the New York Mayor is the tallest of the 2020 contenders.
At 6ft 5 in, the 58-year-old stands a full three inches above the second-tallest candidate – Cory Booker.
Google Trends have revealed that searches for the heights of Presidential hopefuls surges at the start of CNN’s second Democratic debate in Detroit on Tuesday night
At 6ft 5in, Bill de Blasio is the tallest 2020 contender. His height was also the most searched across the country
Meanwhile, Joe Biden was the third tallest candidate on stage – and also the third most Googled in relation to his height.
The former Vice President measures exactly 6 foot – although he may have been feeling a little smaller at the end of the night, having weathered attacks from a great number of his opponents during the debate.
Meanwhile, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro came in fourth place.
The exact height of the Texas native has not officially been revealed – although he is thought to be around 5ft 8in.
Booker and Biden came in second and third place respectively, according to Google Trends
The exact height of Julian Castro has not officially been revealed – although he is thought to be around 5ft 8in. He is pictured on Wednesday night with
Meanwhile, Google Trends also revealed that Tulsi Gabbard was the most searched for candidate across all 50 states during the debate.
The 38-year-old Congresswoman from Hawaii garnered attention for her withering attacks on Kamala Harris for her record as Attorney General of California.
Gabbard, who is currently polling at around 1%, has little name recognition, but attracted the attention of viewers across the country who used their smartphones to find out more.
Google Trends also revealed that Tulsi Gabbard was the most searched for candidate across all 50 states during the debate
Gabbard captured the attention of CNN viewers who took to their smartphones to find out more about the 2020 contender