Boise State students react to Monday's presidential debate

Posted at 10:29 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 00:29:51-04

Hundreds gathered at Boise State University Monday night to watch the first presidential debate, which was shown in the Student Union Building.

Fox 9’s Marissa Morrison spoke with students on both sides of the political spectrum, to see what stood out to them.

On the surface, it would seem Alexus and Annika have a lot in common. They are both seniors at Boise State and are both politically minded. But when it comes to those politics, they are on opposite sides of the spectrum. 

"I know with students, a lot of people might not support Trump,” said Alexus, “but I realize I'm in the minority." 

"There is no way I'm voting for Donald Trump,” said Annika. “No way"

Both of these women were part of the hundreds of BSU students watching Monday night's presidential debate. The event was hosted by the Center for Idaho History and Politics, as part of their “Patriotic Choices” event series. 

When asked who was winning, both women hedged for their candidate.

"I don't know if anyone is winning,” said Annika. “But I think the really positive thing for Hillary is that she's not backing down."

"I feel like Trump is winning,” said Alexus.” I'm obviously a little biased, I was wondering if I was going to have to bring a shirt to change into tonight." 

The students mentioned they wished the candidates spoke more about race issues in America and the economy.