Many undecided voters lean towards Romney post debate

Posted: 10/04/12 at 5:30 pm EDT      Last Updated: 10/04/12 at 5:42 pm EDT

AMHERST, N.H. (WHDH) -- Following the first presidential debate, there is a heavy focus on voters in battleground states like New Hampshire.

Joey's diner in Amherst, New Hampshire has been a campaign stop for many of the candidates this election season.

Joe Rosa has kept an open mind until last night. Rosa voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but after the debate he is now leaning toward Mitt Romney.

"He was a lot sharper. His reactions to a lot of the questions were better. He was more on the ball on a lot of things,” said Rosa.

Pat Rondeau is still undecided but also likes what she saw in the Republican challenger.

"I think Romney had more to say. Obama seemed kind of nervous, like he was being confronted and didn’t know what to say,” said Rondeau.

At the local Wal-Mart several undecided voters said they are leaning toward Romney because of the issues he emphasized.

“It seems like in the debate he was more towards giving more power to the people, you know what I mean? And Obama was leaning towards giving the government more power,” said Joe Gardner.

“Romney came out fully constitutional; fully Declaration of Independence and basically Obama just stood there and rolled his eyes,” said Keith Frolkey.

Karen Parsells thought both candidates made good points last night but neither enough to push her off the fence.

"I’m still going to listen to a lot of the other debates that are coming up and keep reading and make a decision of course before November,” said Parsells.

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