- Barak Obama (and five out of the last seven U.S. Presidents) (But not Mitt Romney)
- UK Prime Minister David Cameron (but not Deputy PM Nick Clegg)
- Many Latin American leaders (though Mexico will move from the left-handed to right-handed column when the new president takes office)
- In the Middle East, both Benjamin Netenyahu and Mahmoud Abbas
Here are some suggestions, for which there is little or no evidence:
- Lefthanders are just smarter, more ambitious, better networkers, harder working, more popular, or something
- Lefthanders have experience overcoming adversity, dealing with a difficult and sometimes hostile world
- Or maybe this is just a random happenstance, and over the long term only an average number of top politicians will be left handed.
Is this true in other fields? Are there a disproportionate fraction of left handers among business CEOs, flag and general officers, Nobel prize winners or other highly successful groups, where lefthanders might rise to the top? If you have information or opinions, add your comment below.