Youth Vote: It's Debatable

Oct 23, 2012

New Britain, CT - President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met on October 3rd for the first of their three debates. The CPBN Media Lab Interns went out to Central Connecticut State University the next day to speak with students about the debate.

Many students did not watch the debate, either because they had work or because they were not interested in the debate. A few people recorded the debate, and planned to watch it the following weekend. Based on what they had heard, students had mixed opinions. Some felt that Romney controlled the debate and made up ground; others felt it was still a toss up. When asked who they think will win the general election, students were split.