Still, Mannix was pleased by the temperament shown by both candidates throughout the evening.
“Both parties were very civil,” he said.
How the debate will affect the polls still remains to be seen, according to Schantz.
“It really will take a couple of days to see what the impact is.”
And, Schantz added, it’s important to remember that Wednesday’s presidential debate was only the first of three to occur before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
“Anything can happen,” he said.
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Here's some feedback from the Press-Republican Facebook page about the debate between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney:
Chris Jones: "Decisive win for Romney on all levels. Say goodbye to Obama."
Meredith L. Jolly: "Romney allowed the American people to see that he IS Presidential material! Romney-Ryan all the way!"
Woody Woodard: "Obama for sure... Romney had no facts to back anything he suggested... Show me the facts."
Vince O'Driscoll: "When pressed for specifics, Romney had nothing. I didn't learn one thing about what his policies are other than the opposite of Obama. Romney/Ryan have alienated women, blacks, Hispanics and gays. All they have left are straight, white, Christian men."
Debbie Rogers: "Romney was great ! He had fact after fact to show Obama up!"
Sarah Harblin Doner: "Romney may have nailed this debate but my vote is still for Obama... I have faith in our president he'll come back swinging!"
Jackie Pangborn: "Romney won hands down. He was clear and concise and had great plans laid out. He showed that he can be a true leader for this country."
Khris Heffernan: "Romney sidestepped everything; where are the facts? If you have them, point them out."