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San Diego Voters React to 2nd Presidential Debate

Most voters were not swayed in their view of the candidates

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    San Diego Voters React to 2nd Presidential Debate

    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. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. (Published Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016)

    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.