JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Tuesday night, all eyes were on the presidential debate.
The town-hall style debate put the competitive nature of each candidate on display. When key issues started coming up, fact checkers weren't far behind.
"They're almost lawyers trying to put the best face on the case, and so I don't think one has a monopoly of the facts necessarily," Dr. Matthew Corrigan said.
Corrigan, Political Science Chairman at the University of North Florida, says in the political arena one person's fact is another person's opinion.
"What most politicians do is they have a kernel of truth to what they're saying, but how they spin it, how they talk about it, is where they get in trouble," he continued.
One of the biggest fact checking topics were the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Mitt Romney insisted the President did not call it an act of terrorism for 14 days. The President did mention acts of terror in his Rose Garden statement following the attack. Romney and his supporters say the President was not specific about this attack. Regardless, analysts say it was a misstep by the former Massachusetts Governor.
Fact checks were also run on Romney's tax plan, assault weapons, the auto bailout and immigration.
"I think some things are factual and some things you just need to take a lot of time and look into it. A lot of people don't have that," voter Lauren Pissott said.
Corrigan says fact checking has become more common in the past 10 years.