I Guess Hillary's Double Chin Won't Matter

When it comes to looks, voters are harsher on men than women on their ballots. Economics professor Daniel S. Hamermesh at the University of Texas at Austin found by observing 312 candidates for key positions at the American Economic Association that male candidates rated as “good looking” stood a 56 better chance of being elected, but attractiveness had no measurable effect on female candidates. As reported by Congressional Weekly Hamermesh concluded, “A woman’s looks relative to those of other candidates in an election have absolutely no effect on her electoral chances. Among men, however, the impact is substantial and approaches statistical significance.”