The Harley Medical Group Reveals Many Voters Swayed On Looks Alone
on: May 06, 2010, 3:35 am
The Harley Medical Group
The Harley Medical Group's latest poll has found that many UK
adults confess that a politician's appearance influences the way they
vote, and Brown comes out bottom of the pile for style.
Never before have politicians been under such scrutiny for their outward appearance
as this year, with the series of public debates. Now, a new poll out by The Harley
Medical Group reveals that over a quarter (26%) of people confessed that a
politician's appearance influences the way they vote, whilst a further 29% said it
may sway their vote.
The Harley Medical Group's survey of 2,000 adults also showed that the party
leaders clearly aren't getting enough sleep with respondents agreeing that all
three would benefit from cosmetic surgery to
remove their eyebags. However, almost three times more respondents (61%) suggested
Gordon Brown should opt for the scalpel on his eye bags, with just 27% and 28%
urging David Cameron and Nick Clegg respectively, to do the same.
While David Cameron and Nick Clegg are closely vying for the crown of style king,
Gordon Brown's chances of another term in power are likely to be hindered by his
lack of style in the public eye, with just 12% admitting to liking his dress sense.
Liz Dale, director at the Harley Medical Group, commented, "With so little between
the candidates, everything counts at this stage and the visual impression they
convey is key. We all know experience carries a certain weight but today's results
show people like a youthful face, with 43% of respondents saying this is important
to them. Famously when Nixon and Kennedy went head to head in their presidential
debate, Kennedy's tanned, boyish looks helped him win the day and ultimately the
election, despite Nixon taking the debate."
If looks and wives could decide the election alone then Cameron could be forgiven
for feeling confident, not only does he come top in the style stakes but 43% of
respondents say that if they had to vote for one of the candiates' wives instead of
them, they'd elect Samantha Cameron - the youngest and most natural of the three
wives at 39 years old.
About The Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK's largest cosmetic surgery group, performing
more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It
has been established for more than 27 years and is one of the most highly-regarded
cosmetic surgery groups operating in the UK. It has treated more than 450,000
patients to date including popular procedures such as laser hair removal, skin
peel and breast
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the
industry for the benefit of all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. The
Harley Medical Group is currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that
the government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic
surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue
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