Many voters still undecided after first presidential debate

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Nearly half of all voters will use debates to help make up their mind between Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

That’s according to a Reuters poll.

With the first presidential debate now in the books, 9 On Your Side talked to some undecided voters in the area who still don’t know who they’ll circle come Election Day.

Some people have no idea who they’re going to vote for on November 8, others said it definitely won’t be the election’s two main candidates.

One thing remained constant, Monday’s debate didn’t change people’s minds.

“America does not look like the country I was raised to believe that it is,” said Lynn Caverly, independent. Based on the signs along Caverly’s lawn, the casual observer would think she was a Democrat. And for decades, she was. “I am registered as an independent for the first time since I was 15 years old.”

[That is] Until this year’s election.

“Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton,” asked 9 On Your Side.

“Neither,” she answered, adding that she’ll write Dr. Jill Stein’s name down on November 8.

And if there was a chance she might change her mind and vote for a major party’s candidate, the square off between Trump and Clinton on Monday night wasn’t the way to do it.

“It’s just more of the same thing, she said. “We need to get away from the personalities and deal with the issues.”

Comments from Monday’s debate didn’t resonate with Amy Bright either.

“I’m very disenchanted with the Democratic Party on a national level,” she said, adding that she’s definitely not voting for Trump, but she’s not convinced Clinton is the right choice either. “I may very well leave the presidential portion of the ballot blank.”

And the next couple of debates will play a huge role.

“I feel, short of her releasing a list of cabinet appointments, that’s the only way to change my mind at this point,” said Bright.

9 On Your Side reached out to a number of people for Tuesday’s story. Besides the people cited above, the majority of people in the area have their minds made up and said they’re voting for either Trump or Clinton.

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