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Voters react to final presidential debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 01:40

Oct. 23 - Voters gather for the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as they go head-to-head over foreign policy. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Students gathered at Florida's Lynn University on Monday (October 23) night, where the final presidential debate was being held. President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney went head to head on foreign policy, in a high stakes debate just weeks before the election. Students here said both candidates had strong points. Although some found fault in Romney's performance. SOUNDBITE: CHANDRA LUGO, STUDENT, SAYING (English): "He contradicted himself throughout the whole debate because he kept mentioning how we need peace but he wants to expand our military forces. Peace is not expanding military forces. If you believe in expanding military forces, that means you believe in violence." It was a packed house at this bar in Washington, as voters gathered to watch the debate. For some, it was an aggressive exchange, as Obama went on the attack. SOUNDBITE: WASHINGTON, D.C., RESIDENT HANS GOLTZER SAYING (English): "I think it was pretty heated. There were some funny moments, Obama kind of made fun of Romney with the bayonets comments and I think Obama in the very beginning was very strong and later on in the debate it kind of evened out a little bit." It was a similar story here in Los Angeles, where voters thought both candidates performed strongly. SOUNDBITE: JERMAINE PARRA, ROMNEY SUPPORTER, SAYING (English): "It was a draw. Obama was pretty good. Pretty good. I just don't agree with the guy, that's all. But he did pretty good." SOUNDBITE: BENJAMIN FENIGSOHN, RESPONDING TO QUESTION ABOUT BEING UNDECIDED, SAYING (English): "Tonight's debate was awesome. Tonight's debate, I think, really added to my indecision." Polls suggest Obama and Romney are neck in neck, as America prepares to vote on November 6.

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Voters react to final presidential debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 01:40