From a weak economy to healthcare overhauls, everyone's eyes are the midterm elections that will be here before you know it. Are American's paying attention to the proposed regulations and policies these candidates are proposing? Are we choosing the candidates that we feel would best serve our country after November? Or are we more concerned about a candidates designer suit?
In the Style vs. Substance survey conducted by Weatherproof (a men's, women's and children's apparral company) that was published in the Style Section of the Huffington Post , we are more concerned about a politicians' style than what he/she is all about. Out of those surveyed, 55.2% said that a politicians' physical presentation is more important, while 45.3% felt their policies were. It does make sense that first impressions are key but hopefully not the end all, be all when comes to something as important as voting. In my past life as a legal and political science student, I always looked at what a candidate is talking about and always look for the other side of the debate, so I can make an informed decision when I hit the voting station. I never once made a decision solely based on what they were wearing or if they had hair or not (and thank goodness 95.6% of those polled don't think baldness plays a role in choosing a candidate). If you're making a speech and looking sloppy, it will say a bit about how you carry yourself and make me a bit wary.
Keeping my fingers crossed that my country wasn't completely and utterly shallow, I did check out the rest of the results and I was able to breathe a sigh of relief. For the most part, when it comes to specifics of fashion and beauty, most people felt that a candidate's substance was more important than their style. Thank goodness because our country is already in enough trouble, needing as many competent people in its driving seat (not just the person who only knows how to dress!)
What I did find a bit disturbing were these following results:
Do you think it's easier or harder for a very attractive MALE candidate to prove he is also smart and capable?
It doesn't matter 40.2%
Do you think it's easier or harder for a very attractive FEMALE candidate to prove she is also smart and capable?
It doesn't matter 22.2%
I mean really?? A woman can't be beautiful and smart too? Just another hurdle for women for women to overcome these days! There are plenty of smart, beautiful women out there who don't succeed over looks alone! I tell you, these stereotypes kill me!
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now! Read on for more interesting results from this survey!
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Photo courtesy of: Huffingtonpost.com