During the debates, and in the moments and days afterward, debate-related searches surged on Bing. But what are the most-asked questions on Bing after each debate? Filtering out common, heavy-traffic searches, we isolated the peaking queries that triggered our election-fact answers.
The First Presidential Debate - 9/26 – 9/28
What is the second continental congress?
– We were happy to see Bing users interested in brushing up on their American history as the 2016 elections hit their stride. Fun additional, if obvious fact, the Second Continental Congress succeeded...the First Continental Congress, which began meeting in late 1774.
The Vice-Presidential Debate 10/4 – 10/6
Who won the Vice Presidential debate in 2012?
– The Tim Kaine vs. Mike Pence VP debate triggered memories of 2012, where Joe Biden and Paul Ryan faced off at Kentucky’s Centre College.
The Second Presidential Debate 10/9 – 10/11
Why is election day always on a Tuesday?
– After the second debate, Election Day started to loom larger in our minds. Bing users wanted to know why Tuesday is always the day we exercise our democratic rights.
The Final Presidential Debate 10/19 – 10/21
What is the Electoral College?
– Now with the stakes as high as they can get, it appears voters want to learn more about this electoral body. Remember, the popular vote does not elect the president in the United States.
Keep searching. Keep questioning. And don’t forget to vote
- The Bing team