A Spotlight on Success – Augusta’s expert featured on CNN talking POTUS and the ‘vertical’ advantage in presidential campaignsFebruary 17, 20201 min read
Does the height of a person really matter? In America, if you are running for office, it might.
Augusta’s Dr. Gregg Murray was on CNN this weekend discussing how height can play an advantage in American politics.
Murray does confirm how a candidate’s height (or perception of) does make a difference in the minds of voters.
"Yes, there does seem to be some sort of relationship between an elected leader's height and how her or she is perceived, "says Murray.
Here’s the segment:
As the long road to November winds and weaves along the campaign trail, there are going to be many, many different factors that candidates look to capitalize on to gobble up every available vote. And if you are a journalist covering the election – that’s where our media-ready experts can help.
Dr. Gregg R. Murray, professor of political science at Augusta University, is available to talk about the upcoming election and all aspects surrounding each campaign. Murray’s research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization and turnout. He is also executive director of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences.
Gregg Murray Professor of Political Science | Department of Social Sciences
Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic.