Major Republican donors aren't the only people fearing a Donald Trump presidency after the GOP frontrunner's dominant performance on Super Tuesday. According to search trends, Americans have been inquiring about packing up for a life in the Great White North.
Google Trends reported a spike in searches for "How to move to Canada" after the real-estate mogul's victory in seven states on Super Tuesday.
Google's data editor Simon Rogers first reported the trend, tweeting the search had spiked more than 350 percent Tuesday night. Queries surged as high as 1,150 percent, according to Mashable's Brian Ries. [[370838901, C]]
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Most notably, the majority of the searches Tuesday evening were coming from Massachusetts, where Trump won in a landslide, with 49 percent of the vote.
Canadian lawmakers got in on the action, with Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly posting a link to a page detailing how to move to America’s friendly northern neighbor. [[370838401, C]]
Tuesday's search interest for "How to move to Canada" was the largest spike since former president George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004.
Trump has proven to be popular with a wide swath of Republican voters, but his controversial comments about banning Muslims and building a wall to stop immigration from Mexico, among other things, have sparked concern among other members of the GOP, as well as Democrats.
Google wasn't the only tech company talking politics Wednesday. Kayak, the flights, hotels and car rental search engine, is planning to give to 10 people $250 toward one-way tickets to Canada.
"Is the election making you want to pack your bags and head to Canada?" the company said in its press release. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reteweet Kayak's "#1WaytoCanada" tweets through Friday at 5 p.m. ET.