Updated: Friday, 19 Oct 2012, 5:45 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 19 Oct 2012, 5:45 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- High school and middle school kids from both ends of the state converged on the capitol today. They are following this year's election as part of their school work.
Paying very close attention to the U.S. Senate race between Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon, some say they're leaning toward a candidate and some say they've decided.
"Linda McMahon," Xavier Byden from Bridgeport said. "I'd vote for her because I'm a WWE fan. I like the way her business is and she has created jobs, unlike Murphy."
"I haven't really decided yet because I am on edge about both of them," Jenna LaBree from Bethel said.
"I'm leaning toward Murphy in that sense, but I don't really know what each candidate genuinely wants to do," Peter Carcia of Enfield said.
When News 8 asked if their folks are also on the edge, Labree said, "Um, well they're both on the edge."
There seemed to be universal agreement that these kids are not impressed with the television ads.
"It's not helpful at all. It's not distinguishing a viewpoint or a stance or a topic or actual problems in the nation, it's just retaliation to ads on ads on ads," AJ Hirsch from Enfield said.
"It just seems like all they talk about is the personal attacks on each other," Carcia said.
And in that regard, the kids were saying that even the debates did not seem that helpful.
There was a clear message from many of these kids today and it's quite similar to what adults are saying; they'd like to see more substance in these campaigns and less bickering.