AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING,
IT'S VOTING DAY IN THE U-S-A.
AMERICANSARE DECIDING WHO THEIR NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE.
BUT ARE CANADIANS PAYING ATTENTION
TO THE RACE BETWEEN BARACK OBAMA AND MITT ROMNEY??
NEWSWATCH'S BRADEN DRAGOMIR HIT THE STREETS OF KINGSTON TO FIND OUT.
It's pretty hard to not know there is a Presidential Election south of the border today.
the airwaves have been bombarded
with campaign ads.
Or for commercials surrounding various state propositions.
and according to one Political Science Teaching Fellow at Queen's, the political attack ads
can turn Canadians off.
Brandon Tozzo - Teaching Fellow, Queen's, Political Science
"There willing to throw whatever mud they can at the opposition to make it stick, so whatever they can pull out, they will."
Whether you're following the race for the white house, the outcome willcertainly
have major economic impacts here in Canada.
"70 per cent of all exports go to the United States, so the question we have to ask is, what will help promote, which candidate will help promote and economic recovery in the United States, so we can export there?
And there's not simple answer to that question."
On the streets of Kingston though, it seems Canadians are paying attention
. "I hope Obama wins."
"I think that I'd have to vote for Obama, I think its' hard to compete, to a degree how thing stand in Canadian versus American but at the same time, based on his values, and what he's trying to promote, I think I'd go with him."
"I find, both sides seem to have their weaknesses."
"Polls start to close as early as 7:30 in some parts of the Eastern U-S.
And Tozzo has some advice for Canadians who
are going to be watching the Election coverage."
"They should watch Virginia and Ohio, those are early states.
Virginia closes at 7:30, Ohio at 8:30, if those go democratic, then Obama's got the election, if those go Republican, it will likely be Romney.
Florida as well, if Florida goes democratic, it's over for Romney, so look out for those three states."
Braden Dragomir, CKWS Newswatch, Kingston.