A group of San Diego voters met at the Angelika Film Center for a debate watch party Sunday night, and after the contentious face-off, there was a mix of opinions.
Voters who watched the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton said it was clear there was tension in the air from the very beginning – when the candidates declined to shake hands at the top of the debate.
For Trump supporter Morgan Brown the debate lived up to the hype.
“He did a better job tonight. When he looked at her and said he was going to open up a special cabinet to prosecute her – that really shocked me,” he said.
But Clinton supporters like Erika Luna-Pewitt weren't satisfied with Trump's apology over his 2005 comments about sexually assaulting women.
“Frankly, I don't want a dirty old man as president,” she told NBC 7.
For some voters the debate only confirmed what they already believed.
“[He] does not care to prepare, does not care to learn the policies, he does not care to prepare what he is talking about,” Luna-Pewitt said.
Still, others found they couldn’t stomach either one.
“The decorum in this debate has been disgusting,” Johnson supporter Jake Schaible said. “I started out as a life-long Republican. I cannot vote for Donald Trump ... There is no universe that exists that I would vote for Hillary."
The third and final debate will be on Wednesday, October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.