New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen was unable to clearly answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to whether or not she approved of President Obama’s job performance Tuesday in a debate for her re-election. Her race against former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown is polling within the margin of error in the final stretch.
Shaheen was asked the following question by moderator Alison King of NECN Tuesday:
“Imagine you are at home wearing your New Hampshire citizen hat, and you get a call from a pollster asking the following question: ‘Do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?’ Now there will be a chance to follow up, but this is a yes or no answer. Do you approve, yes or no?”
The Democratic incumbent answered indecisively, and the audience laughed.
“In some ways I approve and some things I don’t approve… Like most questions that we deal with as policymakers, there aren’t simple answers, ‘yes or no.’”
With less than two weeks before the November election, Shaheen and Brown are in a dead heat. The Democratic incumbent leads Brown in the RealClearPolitics average by 2.6 points, 47.8-45.2 percent. A likely voter poll taken in June by Suffolk University had Shaheen leading by 10 percent.
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H/T The Blaze