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Science confirms it. Conservatives are hotter than liberals.

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Liberals may soon regret their unshakable belief in science.

A recent university study shows that a person’s looks affect their politics, with beautiful people leaning more to the right.

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Politics and Life Sciences published the findings of a study by political science professors Rolfe Daus Peterson, from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and Carl Palmer of Illinois State, the New York Post reported.

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“Physical attractiveness is an important social factor in our daily interactions,” the professors declared.

“Scholars in social psychology provide evidence that attractiveness stereotypes and the ‘halo effect’ are prominent in affecting the traits we attribute to others,” said Peterson and Palmer.

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And the more attractive a person is, the more likely they are Republicans.

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“Controlling for socioeconomic status, we find that more attractive individuals are more likely to report higher levels of political efficacy, identify as conservative, and identify as Republican,” the pair concluded.

Of course, a regular viewer of cable news could have told you as much, just compare Fox News to MSNBC.

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Social media users weren’t surprised at the findings, here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:




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