From Tom McIlroy of The Sydney Morning Herald JANUARY 11 2017:
Politics might be show business for ugly people but new research suggests Australian MPs on the right could be more attractive than those on the left.
A new study published in the Journal of Public Economics has found the attractiveness of political candidates correlates with political views, and that in Europe, the United States and Australia it’s the conservative politicians who are better looking.
Researchers in Germany and Prague found that just as good-looking people are likely to earn more and those with higher incomes typically oppose redistributive government policies, voters use beauty as a cue for conservatism in low-information elections.
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