New Hampshire Senate Race

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general electionsNEW HAMPSHIRE - The United States Senate race between incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Candidate Scott Brown has been tight, and appears it will come right down to the wire.

The latest polls that have come from New England College say that Senator Shaheen is now losing the race to Brown by just one percent. The poll says that the senator has 47 percent of the votes while Brown has 48 percent, while 2.5% of respondents would prefer another candidate, and 2.4% were undecided. This particular poll was only done by about eleven hundred participants. The margin of error for this poll was 2.91%.

 Both candidates are worried about New Hampshire's workforce; they have each come up with ways to help make the economy better for Granite Staters.

While Senator Shaheen has been in office she has fought to make sure that small businesses could compete for federal grants. She is working to expand opportunities for small businesses to sell more of their product.

Scott Brown has some of the same ideas as the incumbent. He wants to see small businesses succeed and not be overrun by the government. He believes that Washington needs to work together to create a strong business environment that gives all Americans opportunities; not just those in New Hampshire. 

But that is where the line is drawn for the two candidates. Each has a very different idea about what should be done about health care. 

Scott Brown opposed Obamacare. Out of 26 of the state's hospitals, ten of them have been excluded from the only health care plan that is offered. Brown wants to fix this problem because he feels residents of New Hampshire already have to travel too far to go to a hospital. He also believes that Obamacare is hurting economic growth, and causing uncertainty for businesses. 

Senator Shaheen opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act because she does not want to go back to a time when insurance companies could discriminate against people. She would like to improve the Affordable Care Act by extending deadlines and reduce the number of policies cancelled by insurance companies. 

The two candidates went head to head in a debate last week about these issues and many more, and can be seen on CSPAN