Top three most handsome politicians - Koizumi, Ishihara, BlairRecently goo Ranking, a Japan public opinion survey organisation, posted the results of a look at the political world from a rather interesting angle. The respondents were asked to choose their most good-looking world politician or leader in a poll conducted between the 25th and 27th of September 2007. Note that this poll drew its sample from the goo Research monitor pool, so there would be little or no opportunity for ballot stuffing. 100 points are awarded to the top vote-getter, and the other scores are the percentage of votes of the winner that each of the rest received. By sex, the votes were very similar, although Tony Blair won more female hearts than Shintaro Ishihara.

I find it surprising that Bill Clinton (or even Al Gore) doesn’t appear anywhere, however, and personally I’d have voted for Nelson Mandela, another curious omission.

Ranking results

Q: Which world politician or leader do you think is good-looking?

Rank Politician Score
1 Junichiro Koizumi 100
2 Shintaro Ishihara 74.1
3 Tony Blair 69.1
4 Hillary Clinton 52.3
5 Vladimir Putin 50.0
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger 42.3
7 Taro Aso 40.0
8 Yuriko Koike 32.7
9 Jacques Chirac 23.6
10 George W Bush 22.7
11 Mikhail Gorbachev 22.7
12 Fidel Castro 22.3
13 Condoleezza Rice 21.8
14 Nicolas Sarkozy 20.9
15 Barack Obama 19.5
16 Shinzo Abe 14.5
17 Donald Rumsfeld 10.9
18 Yasuo Fukuda 10.0
19 Gordon Brown 8.6
20 Angela Merkel 8.6
21 Gerhard Schroeder 8.2
22 Ichiro Ozawa 6.8
23 Alberto Fujimori 5.5
24 Wangari Maathai 5.5
25 Stephen Harper 5.0
26 Hu Jintao 5.0
27 Pope Benedict XVI 5.0
28 Muammar al-Gaddafi 4.1
29 Romano Prodi 2.7
30 Ali Khamenei 2.7


Fuquan · April 9, 2009 at 15:01

“Japan doesn’t care about black people!”
– Kanye West

Ravi Verma · May 5, 2011 at 15:13

If you want you get a genuine list then add other asian countries too. I am sure, 75% of the world will agree with the name Jagdish Tytler from India. He has been Union Minister 9 times and member of parliament 5 times.

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