In the interest of gender equality, The Daily Caller has confirmed that some academics also believe the political season can impact men’s hormones.
In fact, according to a study published by Duke University, the outcome of the election can also determine the outcome of men’s erections.
“Political elections are dominance competitions,” a team of Duke University researchers wrote in the aftermath of the 2008 election. “When men win a dominance competition, their testosterone levels rise or remain stable to resist a circadian decline; and when they lose, their testosterone levels fall.”
“183 participants provided multiple saliva samples before and after the winner was announced on election night. The results show that male Barack Obama voters (winners) had stable post-outcome testosterone levels, whereas testosterone levels dropped in male John McCain and Robert Barr voters (losers).”
As for women — the ones CNN’s Landau reported are controlled by hormones in the run-up to Election Day — “There were no significant effects in female voters.”