Barack Obama and John McCain have clashed in a fractious final TV debate before the US presidential poll.
Here Republican and Democratic voters from across the US reflect on how the candidates performed.
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McCain made it clear that he differs from George Bush on a number of pressing issues
"This proved to be McCain's strongest debate performance as he confronted Obama with a ferocity that had been missing from previous debates.
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Finally, McCain brought to the forefront Obama's association with Bill Ayers and the actions of the leftist group Acorn.
Despite Mr Obama's continued attempts to portray Mr McCain as a carbon copy of President Bush, McCain made it clear that he differs from our current president on a number of pressing issues.
McCain clarified his stance on a wide range of domestic issues, highlighting his strategy to bolster the faltering economy.
Obama has portrayed his health plan as a flawless fix for US healthcare. McCain showed what it truly is - a government-controlled system that nearly eliminates choice and penalises those who cannot comply.
McCain displayed the wisdom he has gained throughout his experiences as a prisoner of war, a politician, a husband and a father.
As a nation, we stand at a great precipice where there is no room for error or 'on-the-job training'. We cannot afford to have an unseasoned, first-term senator in a position of such high authority in these troubling times."
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