Posted by | January 11, 2017 08:05 | Filed under: Planet Politics

But sometimes ugliness comes from the inside.

Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person’s life — their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics?

A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia.

The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are likely to earn more, and that people who earn more are typically more opposed to redistributive policies, like the progressive taxes and welfare programs favored by the left.

The researchers also offer a more general psychological explanation for the trend: That good-looking people are often treated better than others, and thus see the world as a more just place. Past studies have found that the more attractive people believe themselves to be, the lower their preference for egalitarianism, a value typically associated with the political left.

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  • Suzanne McFly

    Umm, I would think rump would be proof that this study is a joke.

    • fahvel

      so perfectly said Suz.

      • Suzanne McFly

        Thank you

  • lageorgia

    Well, I used to be a model and still get asked out by much younger men and I am liberal to the core. My daughter is also liberal and worked all over the world as a runway model, now runs her own business. My liberal son was asked to model for A&F and gets women slipping their numbers to him everywhere we go. My 85 year old mother still looks like she is in her 60s, strikingly beautiful and yes, another liberal. My dad, 6ft still thick head of blonde hair at 86 with piercing blue eyes is yet again another liberal. Good lucky genes yes but we are all liberal. I have many good looking liberal friends and a hot sexy liberal husband who people ask all the time if he is a Kennedy or some movie star.

    Then we have George Clooney and Brad Pitt, both gorgeous so I would beg to disagree with the premise

    • veggiedude

      George Clooney and Brad Pitt?? Matt Damon and Affleck?? They all are butt ugly when compared to Michael Savage and Rush Limballs. GET REAL.

      • lageorgia

        I stand corrected. I forget how hot Rush is

  • Dwendt44

    If you are rich, you can afford to ‘look better’. But conservatives also have smaller brains than liberals and lower I.Q.s.
    Sounds like this is not a comparison between the average red neck and the average liberal.

  • robert

    One of the few attributes the gop could have since intelligence is no where to be found.

    not confirming the article is true