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Predicting Elections: Child's Play!

Science  27 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5918, pp. 1183
DOI: 10.1126/science.1167748

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Abstract

In two experiments, children and adults rated pairs of faces from election races. Na�ve adults judged a pair on competence; after playing a game, children chose who they would prefer to be captain of their boat. Children's (as well as adults') preferences accurately predicted actual election outcomes.

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