Empathy & Why Obama Won: The Politics of Empathy and Inclusivity Played Key Role at the Ballot Box

Presidential exit polls indicate that a majority of voters thought the economy was the most important issue and that Mitt Romney would be best able to handle the economy and the federal budget deficit. Yet a majority of these same voters elected President Obama. But, among those who cared most about their presidential candidate understanding and caring about their needs, 81 percent voted for Obama and 18 percent voted for Romney.

 

Emily Ekins|