August 5, 2015
The taller candidate won 58 percent of U.S. presidential polls from 1789 to 2008, according to researchers at Texas Tech University. Since 1900, the taller contender won 19 times while the shorter candidates won only eight elections, a New York Times chart shows. That may because voters are more likely to prefer tall leaders—a leaning that researchers say could be rooted in evolution.
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