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"Conservative politicians look better and their voters reward it"

Tim Montgomerie

Look away now if you only like deadly serious politics because I'm grateful to Stumbling and Mumbling for drawing my attention to this research:

"Previous research has established that good looking political candidates win more votes. We extend this line of research by examining differences between parties on the left and on the right of the political spectrum. Our study combines data on personal votes in real elections with a web survey in which 2,513 non-Finnish respondents evaluated the facial appearance of 1,357 Finnish political candidates. We find that political candidates on the right are better looking in both municipal and parliamentary elections and also have a larger beauty premium in municipal, but not in parliamentary, elections. We discuss possible explanations for these patterns, based on the fact that municipal candidates are relatively unknown."

In the USA they are making a great deal of the fact that American conservatives are "red hot"...

6a0133f4f7f710970b0133f5d2b2f6970b-500wi New GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

6a0133f4f7f710970b013488cd979e970c-500wi New South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.


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