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.