The Faces of the 2012 Presidential Election

It’s election season, will attractiveness sway your vote? Shocking as it sounds, studies show it can (and has!). Though many factors make up attractiveness, facial symmetry is one of the most important factors. See how these politicians and their wives measure up.

Click through to see their facial symmetry and their face shapes.

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1Barack Obama

Face Shape: Long

3Michelle Obama

Face Shape: Round

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4Mitt Romney

Face Shape: Square

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5Paul Ryan

Face Shape: Oval

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6Ann Romney

Face Shape: Round

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