Friday, August 31, 2012

The Empathy Gap - Obama vs. Romney

Empathy, or the lack of it, is an important and perhaps crucial issue in the US Presidential campaign. Results of a CBS News poll released earlier this week shows that half of registered voters think that Mitt Romney does not understand their problems, reflecting an empathy gap with President Obama. See: CBS News Empathy Gap Poll

In an interview that appeared in the online magazine, Slate, noted British author Marin Amis predicts an Obama victory because he sees a “disastrous lack of empathy” in Mitt Romney. See: Slate interview with Martin Amis