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US presidential debate: New York viewing party view

4 October 2012 Last updated at 07:38 BST

Millions of Americans watched US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney clash in the first of three televised presidential debates.

The president has held a narrow lead in recent opinion polls, however he faced a confident opponent with Mr Romney sounding bullish throughout.

In New York, Baruch College hosted a viewing party for its students, who were left divided over which candidate came out on top.