Poll Asks Voters To Decide Foreign Policy Position For Likely Senate Candidate
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding news of a poll conducted by allies of likely Senate candidate Governor Hassan on President Obama's reckless deal with Iran:
"For months, Governor Hassan has dodged questions about President Obama's reckless Iranian nuclear deal and has refused to publicly take a stand. Matters of national security require leadership, not political calculation, and the governor's reliance on polling data to make foreign policy decisions demonstrates that she is clearly unfit for higher office. Governor Hassan should immediately take a position on one of the most important national security issues facing our nation."
WMUR: "Participants Are Being Asked What Position They Hope Hassan Takes On The Iran Nuclear Deal" "MESSAGE TESTING. Granite Staters are being polled on a potential Gov. Maggie Hassan-Kelly Ayotte matchup. But there's also clear message testing involved. For instance, participants are being asked what position they hope Hassan takes on the Iran nuclear deal: In favor of it as a way to mitigate the possibility or Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, or against it because support it would "rubber stamp" President Barack Obama's position." (John DiStaso, "New Hampshire Primary Source," WMUR, 10/1/15)
WMUR: "Gov. Maggie Hassan Tuesday Weighed In On The Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal Struck By The Obama Administration, Saying...She Wants To Hear More About The 'Full Details And Implications Of The Agreement.'" "Gov. Maggie Hassan Tuesday weighed in on the Iran nuclear weapons deal struck by the Obama administration, saying through a spokesman while she is focused on state issues, particularly the budget, 'like all Americans' she wants to hear more about the 'full details and implications of the agreement.'" (John DiStaso, "Hassan weighs in, noncommittal, on Iran deal," WMUR, 7/14/15)
- "Her Office's Twitter Post And Comment...On The Iran Deal Were Her First Commentaries Related To U.S. Foreign Policy As Governor" "Her office's Twitter post and comment Tuesday on the Iran deal were her first commentaries related to U.S. foreign policy as governor, heightening speculation about her political plans. The governor has been mentioned as a leading potential candidate to face Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in 2016." (John DiStaso, "Hassan weighs in, noncommittal, on Iran deal," WMUR, 7/14/15)