Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Caleb Henry
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Rodney Stiling
Height, Politics, Elections, Washington
Throughout the history of American presidential elections, the height of candidates has proven to be a statistically significant factor relative to success. This analysis examines whether the same trend applied to Washington State elections over the period 1994-2014. Ultimately, the data shows that Washington electoral results are not subject to change on the basis of candidate height – Washington elections do not reflect the presidential election trend.
Rebbe, Joseph Wayne, "Height in Politics: The Role of Height in Electoral Success in the State of Washington" (2016). Honors Projects. 47.