U.S. voters say they’re dissatisfied by the first debate between presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Yiming Woo reports.
Voters disappointed in Trump vs Clinton debate
Voters in Washington, D.C. watch Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump battle each other on television.
Clinton accused Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance, while Trump said her long years of service represented “bad experience”.
Each accused the other of distortions and lies.
While many here are Clinton supporters, some undecided voters say the debate didn’t help make up their minds.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNDECIDED VOTER, ANTONIO MCTIER, SAYING:
“I really wish they would have prepared Trump a little bit better, with some more facts, some more political genre, just so he could be a little educated about what he’s speaking about. It’s almost like an impromptu for him. But it was sincere, so I’m sure he gave it a try and he didn’t come off as stupid or insensitive as he normally would. And I got to give him some respect on that one.”
In Los Angeles, Latino voters were keen to find out the candidates’ positions on the future of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.
The issue didn’t arise.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DREAM ACT BENEFICIARY, PEDRO TRUJILLO, SAYING:
“It’s something we’ve seen in other debates where they don’t talk about immigration. It’s disappointing because we want to hear more about that topic. Our lives depend on those laws. It really depends on the law to dictate how immigrants are treated.”
Half of America’s voting population say they’re relying on the debates to help them make their choice.