Asked in downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nick Veronin.
"I do pay attention even though I'm an independent, primarily because I think it's possible to get good ideas from either party. So why not pay attention?"
Dave Nielsen, Mountain View
"No. I do not feel the news coverage of either convention will influence the way that I vote."
Lisa Haley, Palo Alto
"I guess I'm following it in a very casual manner, because I'm a pretty firm Democrat and liberal, so I'm pretty positive that I'm voting for Barack Obama."
Amanda Ferris, Sunnyvale
"Yes. The conventions do matter for me. I watch the Republican convention. I have it recorded right now. I definitely will watch Romney's speech and Ryan's speech — the same with the Democrats. It's just interesting to get a perspective. I'm not a Republican, I'm a Democrat, but it's just interesting to hear what the other side has to say."
Matson Wade, Redwood City
"I'm absolutely paying attention to the convention. While I probably have my mind made up, it potentially could change, so I'm not going to say I'm completely closed off to a potential different candidate."
Dave Fawcett, San Francisco
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