A recent study found that football and basketball fans tended to approve of their governments, favor the incumbent and rate Obama’s job performance highly more when their teams won. We knew the state of the economy affected our voting patterns, but sports?! You betcha.

The good news is that becoming aware of these potential biases helps us stay on track by reducing the chance we’ll be swayed by irrelevant information. So now you know! Go forth and check that ballot box.

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