[Content Note: Misogyny.]
Here is another reason, though also related to his lack of empathy, that Mitt Romney is currently trailing in the polls: White women without a college degree are increasingly favorably disposed toward Obama in the battleground states.
Gee, it's almost as if staking out the position that women should have no control over their reproduction, and defending that position with narratives like "women are lying bitchez about rape, anyway," as if women are a dispensable voting bloc and not 52% of the population, is a bad idea. Huh. Who knew.