Voters say debate may help decide who they'll vote for
POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — "This is one of the most tough, hardest elections," says voter Michael Jones.
With just a couple of months left before the election, many voters are still unsure who'll get their vote. So, they're hoping the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will help them make up their minds.
According to a recently released NBC--Wall Street Journal poll almost four in ten Americans say the debate is either "extremely or quite important" in deciding who they'll cast their ballot for. But what issues do they want to hear about when they tune in?
"Moral issues are most important," says Jones.
"Education funding. As a college student at LSU I think it's very important that issues like this are taken seriously because we are the future," says Caroline Guerrero.
"The representation of minorities and people of color, it's growing less than let's say when I came out of college," says voter William Whitley.
But with an unemployment rate above eight percent nationally, everyone was worried about the economy.
"We need to get the economy going and get jobs back again," says voter Michael Ramagos.
"Unemployment is a very important issue right now, especially with young people," says Guerrero.
"With the small business owners, they're the ones that create the jobs and everything and I think the economy has a lot to do with it," says voter Valerie Brown.
And with the race still tight, what the candidates say during the debates on how they'll fix it, just might decide who gets their vote on November 6.
"Right now it's very difficult to as to which way I would vote," says Jones.