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TELL US: Did the Presidential Debate Change Who You Support?

Local Republicans and Democrats both weighed in with their thoughts on Wednesday's presidential debate, but what was your reaction?

While reactions have been mixed as to who won Wednesday's presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney, Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate revealed that many thought Romney came out on top.

On the more local level, strong views were held by voters in both Republican and Democratic parties. 

Republicans in Westwood said they felt Romney had the upper hand. Members of the Westwood Republican Town Committee, during a private viewing party, said they were pleased with the Presidential candidate's approach.

"From our perspective, Mitt Romney really laid out the path differently. He backed it up with facts. He was very well spoken," said committee member Elena Niell.

Added Republican Doug Obey, "Obama honestly believes in social responsibility. He believes the government should take care of everything. I loved how Romney used the trickle down and said the government has to get out of the way. We need individual responsibility."

Democratic voters at a viewing party at Centerfields Bar and Grille in Canton, meanwhile, remained on the President's side.

"The President was confident, cool, calm and collected, because that's what happens when you have a strong belief in your convictions," said Beverly Ritz of Canton.

Said John Kavin, co-chair of the Stoughton Democratic Committee, "This is the most important election we've seen in 50 years. It's a choice for America to see if the American Dream is still alive. The Romney plan would devastate anyone's ability to be upwardly mobile as well as devastate the infrastructure. Hoover Dam wasn't built by private industry."

But what do you think? Did Romney come out on top at the end of the debate, or did Obama seem to resonate more with voters? Did the debate change who you support? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Avon Barksdale October 04, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Whatever that is, I'm sure Fox News got it 100% right, and whatever the school did was outrageous and crazy and nobody needs to figure out what actually happened.
D. B. Cooper October 04, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Yes I'm sure your're a great arbitrator of the truth, yhee of the fake picture. Fox news "Fair Balanced and Unafraid". But I'm sure you watch MSNBC with more letters in its title than viewers. Great butch haircut on Mathers, she couldn't change her thinking if her life depended on it.
Avon Barksdale October 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I don't watch any of it, and most people would do themselves well to do the same. I used to watch a lot of it, then came to the realization that everyone at every news channel is laughing at how dumb their audiences are. Hell, I don't even know who Mathers is. And I don't claim that my picture is real, whereas the news channels claim that their facts are correct and their analysis is unbiased. If you'd take a few minutes break from desperately trying to lash out at "the other side" for their supposed destruction of America (while typing with one hand, no doubt given how "passionate" you seem to be) you might figure out that neither party cares about you or anyone else but themselves and their very wealthy backers. And that the election will be decided in the same way as every other election - a few days before Election Day, roughly 30% of the electorate in a couple of battleground states - folks who are currently uncommitted - will make their choice of candidate based on some bizarre stimulus that influenced their opinion and stuck with them ("I didn't like the way the other guy looked into the camera, I trust this guy"). And then we will call the winner the president and start the news cycle all over again, pausing only for a natural disaster or a possible terror attack.
Sarah October 04, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Jean, could you please explain how Obama cares for me? I am speechless. He has devalued the military. Oil, gas, food priced are throught the roof. Both my husband and I have had to take 15% paycuts to stay employed. Our health ins went way up as did the deductables that we have to pay to use it. We dont qualify to get on the "State plan" because our employers offer insurance (Think $10,000 deductable for our family plus $1200 per month). Thats ALOT of $$ for a very healthy family of 5. would you like me to go on? Oh.. I would classify our family as lower Middle Class. Nobody cares for my family but me and my husband. No free phones, no free houses, no one but me pays the electric bill. We NEED a business man in office. Some one strong, Obama is not that man...
Indiana October 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Yes - MSNBC - CNN - PBS - ABC - NBC - CBS - on one side swearing to everything Obama lies about . Fox - on the other side

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