On Romney’s Empathy Gap

by John Sides on April 11, 2012 · 1 comment

in Campaigns and elections

In general, be wary of any claim that there is a single path to victory, particularly if that path involves a candidate’s personality.

That’s the conclusion of my new post at 538.  It is both a reaction to recent polling and commentary on Romney’s “empathy gap,” and a brief tour of some political science research on perceptions of candidate traits.

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John April 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

Do we get to be good irate social scientists and make a fuss about how we already use the phrase empathy gap to describe something before journalists take it away?

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