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Google searches up on whether Ted Cruz can beat Donald Trump

Google searches skyrocketed Tuesday night on the question of whether Ted Cruz can beat Donald Trump in the presidential race.

The search engine said that search climbed by more than 250 percent. One of Cruz's arguments to voters is that he was, until Tuesday night, the only one in the GOP field who had beaten Trump in an election contest.

He briefly congratulated his chief rival for the billionaire's many wins Tuesday night, but also mentioned that "we are the only campaign that has beat Donald Trump once, twice, three times," as Cruz also added his home state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma and Alaska to his Iowa win in February.

Google users nationwide are asking whether @tedcruz can beat @realDonaldTrump -- searches have gone up by +250%! #SuperTuesday

— Google Politics (@googlepolitics) March 2, 2016

And there's this statistic, too, about migration possibilities from Simon Rogers of Google, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have racked up the most Super Tuesday victories in their respective parties.

Google also said searches for "Trump versus Hillary" hit an all-time high on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton slipped a dig at Trump into her rally speech Tuesday night in Miami.

"We know we've got work to do," Clinton told supporters. "But that work is not to make America great again -- America never stopped being great."

And Trump mentioned he was looking forward to taking Clinton on in his evening rally speech, also in Florida, at his Mar-a-Lago Club. "Once we get all of this [primary season] finished I'm going to go after Hillary Clinton, on the assumption she's allowed to run, which is a big assumption," he said.

Clinton won seven states and Sanders won four states.

Check this out: there's a +300% spike for "@ChrisChristie, Vice President" on @google search at the moment. #SuperTuesday

— Google Politics (@googlepolitics) March 2, 2016

There was also a more than 300 percent spike in Google searches for "Chris Christie, vice president." Christie appeared with Trump at his Tuesday night press conference in Palm Beach, Florida to celebrate his Super Tuesday victories. The New Jersey governor, who dropped out of the presidential race earlier this month, endorsed Trump for president last Friday.

CBS News projected Trump won Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia; Ted Cruz has won Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska, and Marco Rubio won Minnesota.

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