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A new study that finds that voters tend to go for the candidate with the deeper voice. A British Biological Research Journal published multiple studies that found that listeners are more likely to vote for the deeper voice, regardless of their sex. But there are exceptions. Harry Reid has a high voice. Romney's voice is mellow and low compared to his competition. Candidates use vocal coaches to "enhance their electability."
So how do you explain Harry Reid's high vocal range?
Also, would scratchy or rough voices such as Abraham Lincoln or even Franklin Roosevelt stand a chance today?