Local Students React to First Debate

University of St. Joseph hosted a presidential debate watch party

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The West Hartford school hosted a watch party so students could get the chance to take in the debate together.

Danielle Brouchu is a freshman and a first time voter. When it came to the issue of taxes and jobs, she said she was still undecided.

"I'm seeing a lot of similarities and differences between the two, so again it's a tough judgement call," Brouchu said.

Many students took the time to hear both sides, especially because seniors are facing a tough job market when they graduate.

"There's no quick fix to it and they present it like there is one right answer," Merancia Fils, a senior, said.

Many pundits believe Romney won the debate. Kenneth Long, a political science professor, said the Republican candidate came prepared and looked strong.

"Debates of this sort depend on personal appearance, images of personality and character much more than specific policy stances," he said.

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