HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Students at Northern Kentucky University got to weigh in on the third and final presidential debate before the Nov. 6 election.
A group of 70 students, faculty and some guests expressed their opinions at the “Digital Debate-in” at the university’s student union.
As the president and Gov. Mitt Romney debated over foreign policy, polling questions were flashed on another screen in the student union and the audience was immediately able to vote on a variety of questions via text message using their cellphones or through the Internet.
Fifty-two percent of poll takers voted for Romney when asked which candidate seemed more confident during the debate. Sixty-one percent said Romney had better ideas for dealing with Iran and 58 percent think Governor Romney won the debate overall.
Before the debate began, NKU communication studies professor Dr. Steven Weiss lead an informal discussion on the presidential debates and the key points to watch.
"There has never been a time in recent political history where the debates seemed to figure so prominently in the expected outcome of the debate," he said.
Dr. Weiss wrote the argumentation textbook "Making Arguments: Reason in Context."
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