Last month, searches for "Paul Ryan shirtless" skyrocketed the day after the vice presidential debate, with searches for the phrase outnumbering searches for "Paul Ryan budget" 100 to one, according to Google Trends, a tool that measures search interest among Google users.
Another piece of information that Stephens-Davidowitz reports is that the "shirtless" searches come more frequently from states that lean Democratic.
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