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Undecided voters weigh in on VP debate

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As with the first presidential debate last week, some special guests watched the vice presidential debate from inside the FOX 10 News station.

Two undecided voters and to analysts watched the debate with us.

From the undecideds, we heard a lot about a lack of specifics when it came to taxes from the Romney-Ryan campaign.

One of the voters didn't like that lack of detail. However, the other undecided appears to now be at least partially decided.

"I hear them talking to the middle class but I really don't feel like they relate to them. There was some detail, but I just don't think it's enough. I want to hear more about the cuts they are going to give," says Rachelle Plowman. "I am middle class. My parents have been struggling. We need to fix something and we need to know exactly how it is going to be done."

"It didn't disappoint. You have plenty of blows traded. If these two guys were running for president, I would be voting for Paul Ryan," says Tim Brewer. "Their bosses, I am still torn. I do not want to vote for either of them right now."

Now to the pros -- one a Democratic strategist, the other a Republican. No surprise they came to different conclusions about who came out ahead.

"Ryan showed up and he didn't lose. The big question tonight is the Romney momentum," says Bettina Nava, Republican at First Strategic. "Ryan continues that momentum because he shows that as a VP candidate he is able to answer the hard policy questions. I think he took Biden on foreign policy. Particularly when Biden was smiling like a Cheshire cat, looked like he was losing his cool."

"He was the attack dog. He was the bad cop to Obama's good cop. I think he did an effective job laying out the contrast between the two tickets, and also calling out the Romney-Ryan ticket for some of their mis-characterization, flip flops, and lack of details," says Sophie O Keefe-Zelman, Democrat at First Strategic. "I don't think that Ryan hurt the Romney ticket tonight, but I think that Biden came in with a much needed boost after last week. And for that I think it went to Biden and Obama owes him a beer."

The expectation was that Joe Biden would come out swinging and the group agrees, that exactly what he did.

But was it a definitive win? The group didn't agree on that.

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