Google Trends illustrates that searches about the eclipse, especially "interest by region," mirrors the path of totality.
Even the 1st Interstate Motel nearly 300 miles away in Casper, Wyoming has gotten into act, commanding well over $1,000 per night for rooms that usually book for under $100.
Easily the most witless example of eclipse hysteria was an article published by the Boston Globe that strained much too hard to connect the path of totality to Trump voters: The Solar Eclipse Path Will Overwhelmingly Pass Over Trump Country.
|Washington Post ~ 2016 Election Results by Precinct|
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