Watch Kids React to the Presidential Debates

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"They are like 5-year-olds fighting over a toy -- and the toy is America."

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Such are the words of 13-year-old Bryson, upon watching footage of the presidential debates.

In the latest installment of the Kids React series, a panel of children ages 6 to 13 watched videos from both the Obama and Romney campaigns, as well as footage from the first two debates.

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The children chime in with their opinions on the politicians and the issues addressed -- everything from taxes to Sesame Street.

"I watch PBS!" 11-year-old Dylan exclaims. "I'd vote for Obama right away."

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Some of the children are remarkably astute and seem to be parroting talking points they hear from television pundits and their parents. Others truly have no idea what is going on. None of them, either way, have any idea what the Electoral College is.

The children didn't seem to like the negative campaign messages. "This is like middle school when you get bullied all the time and criticized," Dylan said.

And when asked about why politicians lie?

"They lie to make the other person look awful, so that more people think that the other person is awful, and they vote for the good guy," Bryson said.

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