The Curious Wisdom of Amnesiac Voters

… Remarkably, in 18 of 20 trials, the amnesiacs voted for the candidate whose views more closely mirrored theirs, even though “[n]ot one amnesic patient was able to recall even a single issue position that was correctly associated with any candidate.” The amnesiac voters justified their choices with vague statements like, “I don’t know. He just seems more likeable.” [cont.]

Christopher Shea, Wall Street Journal