POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:31pm
Tyler, Texas — With the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate over, it's now up to the people to decide who they're voting for. We headed over to the Smith County Annex where the lines were out the door once again, with people who were taking advantage of day two of early voting
The 2012 presidential debates left different marks on the people of East Texas. The first debate mainly focused on the economy, the second debate was town-hall foreign and domestic policy. But, the third debate, "got down to the nitty gritty of foreign policy," but ended up drifting back to the economy. We asked some Smith County voters which debate they found most effective.
Carol Cummings said, "The most influential was probably the first, I think it probably set the two men apart." Another woman said, "the middle one." Smith County voter, Bobby Lowe said, "I think the last one, the third, well because they got more in depth about what's what." Two other voters said, "I think the one last night, because we are interested in foreign affairs," and another said, "the first one."
While another man was just happy the debates were over. He said, "I mean these people stand up, look at you right straight in the face and lie like a dog, and I wouldn't trust them in a toilet with a muzzle on."
However, most people found at least one of the debates influential, but it still didn't affect their vote.
Voters said, "No not really I had already decided who I was going to vote for based on what they already stood for."
"It didn't mine."
"No not really, we already had our minds made up." But, they do believe it will affect others.
"I think so, they found out exactly what they're for and what they're against," said Lowe. Early voting runs until November 2nd, where the regular voting will pick up on the 6th.
Let us know your opinion, did the 2012 debates affect your vote?