Romney was overwhelmingly voted the winner of the debate, with 75% of the 64 votes, although neither he nor Obama has won much favor with Generation Y for Wednesday’s performance.
“College students and young professionals want to connect with a candidate, especially during an election that comes at a crucial time for them,” said India Trotter, CEO, Choose Your Stance. “They will cast their votes – some of them for the first time – for the candidate who is transparent in his policies.”
Commenters on Choose Your Stance stressed the importance of accuracy and honesty in a candidate’s statements, and a frustration with the nature of politics.
“Although Romney did have more spark than Obama, Romney also had more to gain,” wrote Rachel F., who said she thought he only appeared to know what he was talking about, with more false statements than truths.
“They are politicians. Their job is to lie. So you can’t call Romney a bigger liar when the president does the same thing,” responded Sami O.
About Choose Your Stance:
A non-partisan website that strives to inform college students and young professionals about current political issues, Choose Your Stance aims to empower the young generation to voice their opinions. For more information, visit www.chooseyourstance.com.