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Do left-handers tend to be liberal in politics? (i.e. Are Left-handers, left?) .


I'd estimate that 7/8 ths of the left-hander I know are liberal Democrats. Seven of the last 13 left-handed Presidents, starting with FDR were Democrats. (BTW - Considering that only 10-13% of the population is left-handed that's a HUGE percentage of left-handers who have become Presidents.) That aside, if we look at Congress, I wonder if there are more left-handed Democrats compared to Republicans. If you're left-handed and don't mind stating your political leanings, it might be fun to see, at least among hubpage writers.

 

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Christin, ultimately probably has no bearing (like most of my questions - LAM - is there a "laughing at myself" abbreviation? ) Darn, I was ready to make some great discovery.

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Another left-hander! Yay! Do you know we actually have our own International Holiday? It's Aug. 13th, International Left-Handers Day.


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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    So fine, Mitch. another dis-proof of my goofy assumptions. Drats! I'm losing 2 to1 here. If I add MY statistics of two closest friends and me being way left and you and Christin's (1-1).we're at 4-2. I DO need to stop this sillyiness n get to WORK!

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    I'm losing big time here, Duffsmom, with my assumption. I love being right, but I think I'm wrong on this one. You can still celebrate International Left Handers Day with us... :) (I'm beginning to want to celebrate SOMETHING with my hub friends!

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    exactly right, Connorj. And President Obama is also disappointing Progressives leaning much farther right than Progressives would prefer.


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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Drats, I'm losing this one! There goes my assumptions out the window. Thanks for checking in AEvans

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Bhawna, Thank you for your perspective. When you realize that left-handed people compose merely 10-15 percent of the population, and see their numbers in the entertainment industry and recently as US Presidents, it's says SOMETHING abt. this group!

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    I'm becoming DEPRESSED! This is the trend people are reporting. My 3 liberal left-handed friends and I seem to be in the minority. Now I have to search for a whole NEW Theory! Thanks Motown for checking in. LOVE the hub name:)