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Americans weigh in on final presidential debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 01:27

Oct. 23 - The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney yields few knockouts, mixed reactions from Americans. Deborah Gembara reports.

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The morning after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's third and final showdown --- this one one foreign policy --- reactions are mixed. SOUNDBITE: Rudolph Milian, New Jersey voter saying: "I thought last night it just pretty much showed that both Romney and Obama are pretty much in sync with foreign policy." SOUNDBITE: Neibert David, New York voter saying: "I looked at some of the debate and heard some feedback, him [Romney] agreeing with the president. I would like for him to clearly set out his agenda, what he would do differently than what is being done in the United States right now." More often than not, the debate veered back to the economy and jobs --- safer territory for a challenger debating an incumbent president. SOUNDBITE: Ramir Baly, New York Voter saying: "The last time I saw it it was no different, it's more pointing fingers than talking about the topics." SOUNDBITE: Mark Bednarz saying: "I'm still wondering who is the better candidate right now." SOUNDBITE: Susan Mograbi saying: "Romney has pretty much reached his breaking point. He has no argument anymore and he never answers any questions straight up." While early polls show Obama as winning the debate, few expect this final debate to have the impact that the previous showdowns did. The latest Reuters Ipsos poll show the candidates tied at 46 percent each with 14 days to go before election day.

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Americans weigh in on final presidential debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 01:27