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Vox pop

Published:Friday | November 2, 2012
Beverly Jenkins
Patrick Sloley
Phillip Rose
Kaysha Powell
Nicole Muschette
Joseph Wright
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As November 6 nears, media coverage of the United States presidential election has picked up. Sure, the business people, economists and power brokers have been glued to their television sets. But has the man on the street been paying attention? Does he even know who's running?

Yesterday we asked Jamaicans:

How closely have you been following the US presidential race?

Patrick Sloley

I haven't been following it much. I've just been reading a few stories and they say it's going to be a close one. I won't say I'm not interested, I'm just not overly interested.

Beverly Jenkins

I have hardly looked on it. Sometimes I'm not at home because I'm out a lot. But I'm not really interested.

Phillip Rose

I haven't been closely monitoring it. I've read that it seems to be a really close race. I guess we'll just watch to see what happens next, whether Obama gets another term or Romney gets a chance.

Nicole Muschette

I watched two of the three debates completely. I actually saw all three, but only about a third of the other. You know Obama came out the winner in two out of one. I also watch a lot of CSPAN and CNBC.

Kaysha Powell

I haven't been following it closely at all, for no particular reason. I'm being honest, I haven't really read or watched anything at all about it.

Joseph Wright

I have been following the election quite closely and I am impressed with the tremendous work of President Obama and what he's done not only for the American people but generally. I would rather to see him get another four years because what he has outlined, I believe it shall be of great benefit to us Jamaicans.