Illinois State students tune in to first presidential debate

By Beau Ebenezer

Illinois State students tune in to first presidential debate

October 3, 2012 Updated Oct 4, 2012 at 9:37 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill -- People across the country tuned into the debate Wednesday including a large group at Illinois State University.

Dozens were at ISU's Schroeder Hall to hear what the candidates had to say in the first Presidential debate.

Republicans and Democrats both showed their support for their party, taking notes and even tweeting on the debate.

After seeing what the candidates had to say, students on both sides say it was too close to call.

"I think Romney might get a couple points and it might tighten up a little bit. But I think President Obama is still in pretty good shape looking at the Electoral College and going forward especially with states like Ohio," said college Democrat, Brian DePasqua.

"I think it's very possible that the debate can be considered a tie. But I really think if Romney keeps pounding and pounding away, he could pull ahead," said college Republican, Nate Byrne.

The viewing party was put on the by the American Democracy Project at Illinois State University.

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