Heavier Candidates Get Elected More Often

By: Alex Covert - Published: Oct 7, 2008 • References: nytimes
Do candidate height and weight measurements play a role in the election? The New York Times recently asked this question and displayed this image to compare past candidates. The results? Of the pairings they looked at - the taller candidate won 68% of the time and the heavier candidate won 69% of the time.

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