And the most Googled presidential candidate in Florida is...

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And the most Googled presidential candidate in Florida is...

…not Bernie Sanders.

The real estate Web site Estately has just released an analysis of Google Trends data on searches for 12 presidential candidates over the past year across the country — only those polling over 2 percent.

Nationwide, billionaire developer Donald Trump, who is running as a Republican, was the most Googled, followed by Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

But in Florida, it's our own Republican U.S. Senator, Marco Rubio, who topped the list, followed by Trump and then former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

We should also probably add that "Is Jeb Bush still running for president? ranks as the top Bush-related search at the moment.

There's plenty more interesting info on what people have been Googling about the candidates since Nov. 5 here.

What's interesting about Estately's analysis is that, Trump aside, it appears that people are mostly Googling the shit out of people from their own states, as the number of Rubio searches in Florida suggests (Bush is a Florida guy as well, and Trump is a part-time resident).

The same goes for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was Googled most in the state he represents, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was most searched-for in the state he governs. Same goes for Sanders, a U.S. Sen. from Vermont.

As for Democratic Candidates, here's how they fared in Florida, search-wise, against their GOP counterparts :

1. Rubio

2. Trump

3. Bush

4. Carson

5. Clinton

6. Cruz

7. Fiorina

8. Paul

9. Huckabee

10. Sanders

11. Kasich

12. Christie

Florida also did the sixth highest amount of presidential candidate Google searches. The states that did the most searches, as one might imagine, were early primary states New Hampshire and Iowa.

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