Tag: Affect Heuristic

Why can't the Democrats ever seem to learn from the past?

Abortion, Democracy, the Economy, Race, and #COVID19: Dems Fail to Predict and Prepare´┐╝


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Every election cycle, the GQP drums up some racist dog whistle to seduce the middle-class suburban voter with, accuse Dems of socialists, and claim credit for the things they haven’t done. The Dems stumble and fumble their messaging. Why can’t the Dems ever learn?

What is Biden's Super Power?

Being a Likeable Old White Guy is Biden’s Super Power


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Two things drive American politics: likeability and hate voting. If you like a politician, you’re likely to adopt her policy positions. If you identify with a political party, you’re likely to vote against a politician of the other party more than for one of your party. Which will win when pitted in the mind’s of the 74 million Trump voters?

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

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