WOODBURY - With 81.4 million viewers tuning in to Monday night's debate at Hofstra University, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were undoubtedly speaking to many undecided voters.
Political consultant Mike Dawidziak believes Clinton did a better job of swaying undecided voters during the event.
"As far as the 10 to 15 percent undecideds go, I think that Donald Trump missed a golden opportunity last night," says Dawidziak. "Hillary is probably going to be found more acceptable to a lot of those undecideds. I'm not going to say they fell in love with her last night, but that is, again, because Trump missed the opportunity last night."
Karen Begen, of Sayville, agreed.
"I don't think [Clinton] wowed me either, but I think it solidified how much I really don't want [Trump] there with his temperament," says Begen.
Barry Malone, of Kings Park, went into the debate unsure who to support and feels the same way Tuesday.
"Both of them had some bad points and some good points. I don't know what I'm going to do. My wife and I are both undecided," says Malone.
The next presidential debate will take place at Washington University in Missouri on Sunday, Oct. 9.
It will be in the form of a town hall meeting. Half the questions will be posed by audience members, the other half will come from one of the two moderators.