Another poll taken after Indian identity flap shows a tight race

Voters in Massachusetts don't appear to be affected by the controversy over the Indian identity claims of Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

In fact, support for Warren appears to be rising, even after the story broke last month. A poll released on Wednesday shows her with 47 percent of the vote, up from 40 percent in February.

“I think she could be a little more aggressive about fighting back,” Desiree Smelcer, a voter who said she is one-eighth Apache, told The New York Times. “But I’m more concerned about my own bottom line.”

Republican Scott Brown has criticized Warren for claiming Indian ancestry. She lacks definite proof of her heritage.

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