Lynn University students party ahead of debate

Published On: Oct 22 2012 04:58:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 07:07:14 PM EDT
BOCA RATON, Fla. -

Lynn University students attended a pool party ahead of the third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday.

"Hot sun, palm trees. Let's do it," said one student.

The pre-debate party had live music, food, and a bar.

"Right now, this is the life," said one student.

"Are you going to watch the debate after this pool party?" asked Local 10's Janine Stanwood.

"Of course," said a student.

In addition to the pool attire, nearly all the students had one accessory -- a smartphone -- as technology changes how young people follow elections.

"It's good to keep up with how your friends, your family are thinking of the debate and what they're saying," said one student.

"What we're seeing these days is that second screen in viewing of the debate, so watching it on television, but then having that laptop, that tablet or smartphone," said Daniel Sieberg with Google.

Google is following what people search online while a debate is happening, ranging from Big Bird to who is winning.

"Who's winning the debate. So not who won, but literally in real-time, people using the internet to try and figure out who's winning," said Sieberg. "People may in fact decide who they vote for based on what their friends say."