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South Florida Voters Weigh In On First Presidential Debate

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US President Barack Obama (R) and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) shake hands moments before the start of the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

US President Barack Obama (R) and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) shake hands moments before the start of the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – While millions across the country watched the first presidential debate from home, so many in South Florida watched at sports bars.

We went to one event at Lucky Strike in Miami Beach where Obama supporters believed the President won the debate.

“Well I think there’s definitely a lot more clarity on President Obama’s side. He has very clear plans. He speaks in quantitative figures,” said Ayo Tillman, an Obama supporter.

“It paints two different pictures, two different views of what America could be, listening to the debate I know that supporting the President was the right thing for me to do,” said Mayor Oliver Gilbert of Miami Gardens.

In Coral Gables, Romney supporters said it was their candidate who won the debate.

“Governor Romney is the clear winner of tonight’s debate. He articulated a very straight-forward plan to get America back to work, to bring jobs to this country, and to help our Middle class,” said Christopher Miles, a Romney supporter.

“Mitt Romney is very much in the race in Florida, in fact he’s in a virtual tie here in Florida. he’s close in all the swing states. So I think we’re beginning to see the momentum,” said Miami-Dade School Board Member Renier Diaz De La Portilla.

 

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