Updated: Monday, 22 Oct 2012, 11:01 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 22 Oct 2012, 10:52 PM EDT
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It is the first election for these young voters. Students at Quinnipiac University gathered to discuss foreign affairs prior to the Presidential Debate, then tune in to the spectacle.
"It's disappointing to see all the bickering going on. I think its more a show then sometimes talking about the real politics of it but I think it's important still to watch them," Junior Melissa Condo said.
Some tell News 8 this is the first time they've really paid attention. Their generation just hasn't really felt as engaged.
Cara Gilmartin said she is intrigued by it all but has not registered to vote.
"In my personal opinion, I don't feel like I have enough information to choose one over the other and I think that is a problem in youth voters as well and sometimes we make uneducated guesses," Gilmartin, a Junior, said.
But they're learning quickly, taking it all in. They'll be out on the work force, out on their own soon. They now know how much this matters.
"I think at this point in the election, many people have already decided and I think I'm one of them," Junior Pete Corkery said.