With the US set to face elections in November this year, a new study was conducted by Philadelphia-based Fidelum Partners which said that if Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ran for president today, he would do pretty well.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Getty
Fidelum Partners had asked a total of 1,012 adults to rate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump as President as compared to other famous people on qualities related to warmth and competence.
When the result came out, it was found that when it came to these two traits, Gates not only fared better than Trump and Hillary but that the presidential candidates, by comparison, scored very low on average.
The two also scored low on average with regards to admiration from their own party but contempt from other.
Further people admire and are loyal more to those who they consider warm and competent than those they consider cold and incompetent.
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While this study wouldn’t affect the upcoming US election, it shows that people were likely to vote for different options if they were given a choice.
On an average out of 100, 28 people said they would definitely vote for Gates, 28 said they would definitely vote for Trump, while 33 people said they would vote for Clinton.