'A crackhead’: Undecided voters weigh in on Trump’s debate performance
By the end of the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a focus group of undecided voters had come to an agreement on one thing: Something is wrong with Trump.
On Tuesday evening, Frank Luntz, a Republican political consultant and pollster and pundit, asked the undecided voters to describe Trump in one word. The group, which consisted of residents in the 17 key swing states at stake for the upcoming election, had quite a few colorful responses with many who noticed Trump's magnified negativity.
Some of the viewers went a step further describing the president as "un-American" and "arrogant." A Wisconsin voter described Trump as "obnoxious" while a Pennsylvania voter even insisted Trump acted like "a crackhead."
in Frank Luntz's focus group, Ruthie from PA (upper right corner) said she was undecided coming into tonight..... b… https://t.co/H9UXgYcsxp— Tim Alberta (@Tim Alberta) 1601435225.0
CBS News' poll regarding the tone of the event also supports the viewpoint of the undecided voters with 83% of viewers saying the tone of the debate was more negative than positive.
Our instant debate poll... tone: negative https://t.co/nIP3WG6zXW— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1601435439.0
The critical presidential debate has led to heightened criticism and scrutiny of Trump as he appeared more unhinged, defensive, and combative. While Trump's debate tactics were not much different than his combative tweeting, the visual likely added to the intensity many viewers witnessed first-hand on Tuesday evening, Throughout the debate, Trump had to be told to refrain from talking over and interrupting Biden.
Some viewers also expressed concern about the possibility of the debate being a chilling foreboding of what's to come in America. The debate chaos could be the prelude to more political mayhem if Trump cannot accept the outcome of the election and opts to challenge the results of it.
At one point during the debate, Trump's message to the white supremacy group the "Proud Boys" also raised concerns and signaled the possibility of impending civil unrest in the coming weeks. Last night's presidential debate was the first of the. The second debate between Trump and Biden is set for Thursday, October 15