ohnohesback - Member
He's only a candidate there at the moment. Here we have people with those sort of attitudes in government.
IMO Obama is to the right of most UK Conservatives. The GOP are off the charts.
molgrips - Member
I would like to see someone do a comprehensive study assessing the ability of individuals to empathise with other people. Then correlate that with their voting behaviour and economic status.
You've two studies there and you might be quite surprised at the results.
A couple of thoughts
A friend of mine works with female prison in-mates. She was doing a session around voting (as most of them didn't vote). She asked a lot of questions about their attitudes to issues. All declared they would vote labour if they voted at all. They were quite surprised that their political views were very much to the right.
I think you would find no strong correlation between empathy and voting behaviour. If there was a bias I would suspect the centre right learning voting population would have stronger empathy.
You will find a strong bias between economic status and voting behaviour as the parties tend to align themselves that way to appeal to a certain group, don't confuse which is driving which.