- Title: New Yorkers unimpressed by Trump's debate performance
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOROTHEA KELLY, NEW YORKER, SAYING: "I had been a lifelong Republican. I am definitely voting for Hillary Clinton. I am totally impressed by Hillary and her presentation last night. And there is no doubt in my mind. I am looking forward to more debates, but nothing is going to change my mind." (SOUNDBITE) (English) JANICE CALAMARI, UNDECIDED VOTER, SAYING: "I was a little disappointed in it. I felt that Donald Trump wasn't prepared. Hillary Clinton was, I am sort of in the middle of whom I am going to vote for, and it really didn't make my decision for me last night. I actually turned it off because it was very upsetting watching it." (SOUNDBITE) (English) GREG LEMPKO, VOTER FROM CALIFORNIA, SAYING: "I would have to say that I play on Donald Trump's team although he doesn't necessarily represent me. I felt that Hillary came off as very presidential and Donald did not present himself very well." (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHARLIE BEUSUTTIL, SAYING: "She cleaned his clock. He was ill-prepared, and off the cuff and kind of scary at times. So totally unprepared." WIDE VIEW OF SCROLLING BOARD ON TIMES SQUARE VARIOUS OF BOARD SHOWING HEADLINE NEWS ABOUT DEBATE
- Embargoed: 12th October 2016 14:40
- Keywords: presidential debate headlines Hillary Clinton Donald Trump election
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00251CF7LZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New Yorkers said on Tuesday (September 27) that they were unimpressed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's performance in his first face-off against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Running as an anti-establishment candidate, Trump took the presidential debate stage on Monday night to hammer home his call for sweeping political change and try to win over millions of undecided voters.
But the Republican nominee seemed unable to capitalize on his opportunity in front of a television audience that by some estimates may have been 100-million strong. Instead of presenting himself as a change agent, he spent most of the evening trading personal insults with his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
"I was a little disappointed in it. I felt that Donald Trump wasn't prepared. Hillary Clinton was, I am sort of in the middle of whom I am going to vote for, and it really didn't make my decision for me last night," undecided voter, Janice Calamari told Reuters.
Dorothea Kelly, a life-long Republican said that Monday's debate swayed her to vote for Clinton.
"I am totally impressed by Hillary and her presentation last night. And there is no doubt in my mind," she said.
"He was ill-prepared, and off the cuff and kind of scary at times. So totally unprepared," another voter Charlie Beusuttil (pronounced Bu-se-til) said about the Republican nominee.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll published on Monday found that about half of all likely voters in the United States were looking to the debate to help them make a final decision.
The next presidential debate is scheduled on Sunday, October 9.
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