Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.
Campaign season is full of statements about values, priorities and other things that are hard to quantify. But what sort of picture of the political climate would you get if you looked at it through the lenses of statistics and mathematical analysis?
Lynn Vavreck, a professor of political science at UCLA and author of the upcoming “The Gamble,” found that undecided voters aren’t waiting for a major campaign event to make up their minds, that the economy may be helping President Obama more than we think and that Mitt Romney’s candidacy was never in question.