Starting Sept. 27, Proofpoint researchers searched its spam filters for subject lines and email bodies containing various political terms, candidates and power players. In a corporate blog post yesterday, the company reported that in all political party-related searches, the term "trump" "appeared 4.6 times as often as the next nearest term, 'democrat', and 10 percent more often than all other search terms combined."
The terms "election", "republican" and "obama" were the next three most commonly used terms in spam emails. Cruz and Pelosi were the two most commonly referenced high-profile candidates, the report continued.
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