I myself have Asperger's syndrome. I'd like to know is there any Democrats who has Asperger's? All my friends I've talked to people/my friends who have Asperger's they are all Republican and so am I. So I'm kind of curious if any one who is a Democrat has Asperger's. I've personally never met someone who is/identifies.
There are lots of people with Asperger's syndrome/Autism/ASD that identify strongly with the left and strongly with the right. There are also many who are politically neutral, or who are strongly anti-political. Examples
- "Left-leaning democrat"
- "Conservative party member"
- Reddit thread in which people who identify as aspies describe their political views
There is a study "Empathy and Political Preferences", which finds a relationship.
More empathic individuals are more likely to identify with and vote for parties of the left.
One trait of people with Asperger's is a reduced ability to empathise with others (compared with a neurotypical baseline) the implication of this finding is that there would be a relationship between a measure of empathy and political identification:
More empathetic people were more likely to vote for the Liberal or New Democrat parties (centre-left and left) than for the conservative party (right wing)
There is some evidence that, while people with Asperger's can be highly committed, either to the right or the left, they are less likely to successfully enter politics. The selection and election mechanisms tend to favour neurotypical candidates.
One feature of Asperger's syndrome is a reduced ability to "see the world from another person's point of view", and a tendency towards "black and white" thinking. This can make it hard for a person with Aspergers to find validity in a person having differing political points of view.