Ted Cruz’s Supporters Share His Weird Fixation With Soup

By now, you’re aware that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is preparing for the apocalypse by hoarding so many cans of Campbell’s Chunky Soup that it scares his wife.

New data suggests that his supporters are following suit.

Google Trends numbers show that New Yorkers who search for “Ted Cruz” also search for carrot bisque soup when looking for recipes online. Google made a hilarious — and in Cruz’s case, telling — connection between searches for presidential candidates and searches for recipes.

Those who look up Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), for example, are also looking for better ways to prepare filet mignon and eggplant. People searching for GOP front-runner Donald Trump somewhat surprisingly sought out bland, boring and mild recipes for tilapia (the most egregiously dull fillet of them all) and rice bowls.

Here are the top recipes that supporters of each candidate are looking for, according to Google:

Hillary Clinton

  • Shrimp scampi recipes

  • Quinoa recipes

  • Meat pie recipes

  • Arugula salad recipes

  • Greenseasoning recipes

Bernie Sanders

  • Vegan Passover recipes

  • Authentic Mexican recipes

  • Eggplant recipes

  • Authentic Mexican enchilada recipes

  • Guacamole recipes

Ted Cruz

  • Kung pao chicken recipes

  • Carrot bisque soup recipes

  • Swai fish recipes

  • Salad recipes

  • Rice bowl recipes

It seems unlikely that Cruz’s supporters are searching for “gritty urban swai,” but you never know.

John Kasich

  • Filet mignon recipes

  • Eggplant recipes

  • Chicken casserole recipes

  • Crescent roll recipes

  • Homemade spaghetti sauce recipes

Donald Trump

  • Pork chop recipes

  • Rice bowl recipes

  • Tilapia recipes

  • Flounder recipes

  • Double chocolate Quest Bar recipes 

If you’re a Cruz supporter, this reporter (no relation to the soup company) suggests chugging an entire can of Campbell’s Chunky Hearty Cheeseburger Soup at lunch, every single day.

H/T New York Post

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