Posted at: 10/17/2012 4:37 PM
Updated at: 10/17/2012 6:49 PM
By: Dietrich Nissen
Local Voters React To Tuesday’s Presidential Debate
(ABC 6 News) -- Those who watched the second presidential debate Tuesday night say it was much more exciting than the first one. A group of undecided voters asked both candidates a variety of questions on foreign and domestic policy during the town hall style debate.
Across the nation, critics say President Obama's campaign was re-ignited by the debate, but in Southeast Minnesota, the reviews were a little more mixed.
"I thought Obama really came out on the offensive side and Romney took a bit of a defensive side," says voter, Lizi Lieberman.
"I thought that Mitt Romney did a fine job. I think that the president is short on details on how he's going to fix the economy," says Dave Underwood. While Romney may score points as a businessman, Obama supporters like Lieberman, say Romney fails to connect with people.
"You could tell he was trying to play the audience a little bit, and he did throw some punches though. There's a lot of punches being thrown," says Lieberman.
"You'll get your chance in a moment, I'm still speaking,” said Romney. President Obama continued to interrupt until Romney said, “That wasn't a question, that was a statement."
But earlier, Romney’s question backfired.
"Mister President, have you looked at your pension?” asked Romney.
“You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours so it doesn't take as long," replied Obama.
"I hate to admit it, okay? But I voted for Obama the first time, okay? Because I thought he was the one that would be able to make change. He's a good sales man but he isn't a good president. I will vote for Romney this time," says Underwood.
Right now we're waiting to find out how Tuesday’s debate will affect poll numbers, but up to this point, it’s been a neck-and-neck race.
The final presidential debate is next Monday night and will focus solely on foreign policy.