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Missouri Voters Weigh In On Second Presidential Debate

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The candidates came out swinging at each other on Tuesday night. President Barack Obama debated with his republican rival Mitt Romney.  The debate was held in a town hall style.  Undecided voters asked the questions at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

FOX 2'S Andy Banker has been at both republican and democratic watch parties.    

A couple of dozen democrats gathered at Bar Italia in the Central West End.  In a two hour span, they've gone from apprehension to euphoria.  They felt president Obama needed a strong showing or else republican Mitt Romney's momentum might be un-stoppable. After what most said was a resounding Romney victory in the first debate. They felt like he cleaned Romney's clock.  

FOX 2's Andy Banker also attended a GOP watch party in Fenton. Romney's heavily favored to take Missouri's 10 electoral votes.  He is leading in recent polls from anywhere from 3 to 14 percent.  Still, Missouri may be an indicator of how this debate is playing around the country.  First the candidates on jobs -- and then the spin.  
 
The third and final debate is Monday night in Florida.  The same format as the first with a focus on foreign policy.