On Romney’s Empathy Gap

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.

One Response to On Romney’s Empathy Gap

  1. 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?