President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney were in large part pitching themselves to independent voters Wednesday night – such as Joshua Jones. The 21-year-old college graduate, who is unemployed, said he was looking for decisiveness – but he wasn't convinced to commit to either candidate after just one debate.
Small business owner Ivan Farkas said he thought the president looked timid.
"I just didn't understand why he kept looking down, but usually it's a sign that somebody's going on the defensive and feels a little uncomfortable," Farkas said. "President Obama wasn't on his game, he was stuttering a lot, didn't answer quick questions and I think Governor Romney was on point."
Others saw Romney differently.
"I see Mitt Romney, it is so, like, one track mind." Yolanda Fernandez said.