Photo: Conservatives Have Stronger Startle Reflexes?



U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain attend a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City on September 11, 2008.

Both candidates have been calling for change, and they may be alienating a little-known demographic: easily startled people. A controversial new study links stronger physical reflexes with voting to preserve the status quo.

Photograph from Reuters/Julie Jacobson/Pool


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