Google Data: Americans Care Less About Sarah Palin Than Ever Before

Searches for Palin on Google have reached their lowest point ever.

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According to Google, Americans have had it with Sarah Palin.

After Fox News announced earlier this week that it wouldn't be renewing its contract with the former Republican vice presidential candidate, the death of Palin stories started rolling in. The Daily Beast called it the "end of the line" for the former Alaska governor, while Washington Post wrote what appeared to be a career obituary called "What Sarah Palin meant." Philadelphia Magazine took it upon itself to dole out advice about how she could still make a comeback.

But is the Mama Grizzly truly done for? Google Insights for Search suggests so.

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Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity

Searches for Palin's name on Google have spiked and dropped many times in the years since she ran alongside Arizona Sen. John McCain, but interest in her had always been high—and it had always surpassed interest in her former running mate.

In January, however, searches for Palin dropped to their lowest point ever since 2009, and became almost as low as the number of searches for McCain for the first time.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, the interest in Palin that does remain is concentrated in Alaska, where she still resides. If Palin's social presence is any indication, she seems to know interest in her has waned. In November 2010, fully two years after the election was over, Palin tweeted more than 100 times in the month, according to the analytics site Tweetstats. In November 2012, she sent out tweets only eight times.

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  • Elizabeth Flock is a staff writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook or reach her at eflock@usnews.com.