Katherine Fenton: No one answered my question about pay gap

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple talked to Kerry Ladka, who says President Obama didn't actually answer his question about Libya (at least not on stage). Ladka isn't the only participant in Tuesday night's town hall debate who feels snubbed.

Katherine Fenton, who asked about the pay disparity between men and women, tells Newsday:

"My question was, 'What do you intend to do about the issue?' " she said. "They talked about what they have done, but that wasn't my question."

Fenton said she "was grateful to hear that they have done good things to help qualified women in the workforce, but I wanted to know their future plans."

Fenton told Salon she's leaning toward Obama.

Other questioners were more satisfied with the responses they got. 

Mary Follano, who asked about taxes: "I still consider myself an undecided voter ... Both seemed to express desire to cut taxes for the middle class."

Susan Katz, who asked Romney to differentiate himself from President George W. Bush, said she was "disappointed" with the Republican's response and would vote for Obama.

Jeremy Epstein who asked about finding a job when he graduates college, told MSNBC it felt like Mitt Romney “was staring into my soul, just right through me." He added, "I feel like they were both sincere." He said he's decided whom he'll vote for but won't reveal his choice.

Carol Goldberg, who asked about outsourcing jobs overseas, told the Huffington Post that both candidates answered her question "fairly well." But, she said, "President Obama spoke a little bit more directly to the issue." She's leaning toward the president. 

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