One Swing Voter, Swung On Debate Environment Answers

11/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Kate Sheppard Grist

For the first time in this year's presidential debates, the two candidates were asked point-blank about what they would do to address climate change in the first two years of their administration.

This morning, Grist caught up with the young woman who asked the question -- Ingrid Jackson, 30, a senior psychology major at Tennessee State University in Nashville and a Children Services Officer for the Tennessee Department of Children Services. She said that while she "kind of leaned toward Obama" prior to last night's debate, his answer to her question confirmed her inclinations.

"I'm for Obama now," said Jackson. "I think McCain, really when he answered my question, he just kind of went through his same spiel, and brought the focus back to offshore drilling, which is not going to help the environment."

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