Heavier Candidates Get Elected More Often

 - 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.

What does this tell us about the upcoming election? Barack Obama is taller and heavier. Perhaps they should look at height to weight ratios.