With record voter registration numbers in Georgia, women could cast the deciding vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election. But who will they cast it for?
Augusta University experts are available to comment on issues relating to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, cybersecurity and election meddling, the importance of ballot design, neuropolitics, and physical bias against female candidates.
New research from Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte shows that simply mentioning a female political candidate’s attractiveness results in lower voter evaluations of her intelligence and competence for office.
Titled, “Negative Effects of Calling Attention to Female Political Candidates’ Attractiveness,” Lizotte works to investigate how attractiveness effects voter evaluations.