If You Vote For Your Favourite Presidential Candidate You’re Voting For Their Death

December 15, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

If you like any of the candidates running for President as people you may want to hope that they don’t win:

  • A study has found that those who are elected head of state live an average of 2.7 years less than those who were runner ups to their land’s highest office.
  • By comparing against runner ups, the study helped control for things like the superior health care that a person running for the Presidency likely gets.
  • The study assessed the lifespans of 279 election winners across 17 countries.

Read more about the study here.

Centives did its own analysis and found that US Presidents age at about twice the rate of normal people. Read it here.

Source: The Economist