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Voters Size Up 2016 Presidential Candidates: Who’s the Tallest?

The Wall Street Journal

October 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal - As he watched Republican presidential contenders spar over national security and immigration last month, Dan Lyons was drawn to another issue. “What I’ve learned during this debate: George Pataki is about 1.5x as tall as Lindsey Graham,” Mr. Lyons, of New York, wrote on Twitter during the televised event.

Height brings a distinct advantage to a political candidate, says Gregg R. Murray, an associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, reflecting what he thinks is a sense many people have that a taller leader is a stronger one.

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