The Google search interest of the French for their top 5 candidates in the last 7 days has not managed to compete with their aggregate interest for porn but it managed to register next to porn with non-zero numbers. Melenchon and Macron have even managed to beat porn here and there.
The percentage of search for each candidate are as follows (measurement taken as of 11:00am):
In search interest therefore it has been a two way race between Macron and Melenchon. The interest in Fillon seems to have been melting away in the last days. The interest for Le Pen is surprisingly low (for a demagogue) and consistent with her numbers among white collar French an indication that Google search might be biased and not pick up the blue collar French. Unfortunately I do not have any data to test that hypothesis (internet penetration white vs. blue collar) but it would not be completely unreasonable to say that maybe the white collar are more likely to act online than the blue collar.
Lastly below you see the top 10 related searches for each candidate. For all but Melenchon it is the full name that is most pronounced. The interest in each candidate’s program as compared to his/her name is highest for Melenchon (and in fact higher than his name) and lowest for Le Pen. The interest for Macron’s program as a percentage of the interest for his name is 100%. That same number is 111% for Melenchon, 75% for Fillon, 35% for Hamon and just 10% for Le Pen. The interest for Jean Marie Le Pen’s granddaughter beats the interest for Marine Le Pen’s program by 3 to 2!
Finally the same comparison for poll results is highest for Fillon (90%), 10% for Macron, 15% for Melenchon, while for Le Pen and Hamon it does not register in the top ten.
|macron et sa femme||25|
|femme de macron||10|
|marine le pen||100|
|marion marechal le pen||15|
|programme marine le pen||10|
|jean marie le pen||5|
|marine le pen jeune||5|
|programme le pen||5|
|meeting marine le pen 2017||5|
|enfants marine le pen||0|
|enfants de marine le pen||0|
|marine le pen voldemort||0|
|jean luc mélenchon||90|
|jean luc melenchon||20|
|programme jean luc mélenchon||10|
|programme de mélenchon||10|
|programme benoit hamon||10|
|revenu universel hamon pour qui||5|
|sens commun fillon||15|