Miliband’s voice turns off voters
LABOUR leader Ed Miliband’s ghastly, nasal school-sneak voice is a turn off for voters, according to new research.
Men and women prefer their leaders to have deep voices, whatever their sex.
Professor Casey Klofstad, who led the study, said convincing speeches are central to campaigning for elected office – but voices affect how we select our leaders.
Prof Klofstad, of Miami University, said: “A lower voice is linked with authority.”
The study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B also found those with deep voices were also seen to be more trustworthy.
Many politicians are said to have undergone voice training.
Miliband underwent nose surgery last year to tackle a ‘deviated septum’ that was making him snore although sceptics thought it was also to improve his whine.
Mrs Thatcher took classes after being elected Tory leader to lower her voice from a housewife shriek to a more alluring tone.
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