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How Hillary Clinton was judged by one undecided American family

The Giles family live in New Jersey in a quiet, picture perfect American neighbourhood.

They have lived in the area their whole lives, have a family business in the city, are active members in the community and are a very close family.

But the one thing that divides them at the moment - as with many people across the country - is the presidential election.

The Giles family were clearly split over Hillary Clinton's candidacy before her convention address. Credit: ITV News

All feel undecided on who they will vote for in November and opinion on Hillary Clinton's candidacy is clearly split, some claiming they will "never" vote for her.

Could her convention speech change their mind? ITV News watched with the Giles and discovered the Democrat's message hit home.

Before Clinton's speech:

I will not vote for Hillary Clinton and I never will. I dislike her, her polices and don't think she is a great candidate. I think she's a liar and has not been pulled up for her mistakes. I've voted my whole life and I've always been a Democrat but I cannot support Hillary.

– Daria Giles, Mother

After Clinton's speech:

It's enlightening, I don't know where I'm going to go. I enjoyed her speech to a point. ... I think at the moment it's more about what Trump is going to do to make her win, so I'm waiting to see if he straightens out any or just becomes the fool that he's showing right now.

I need to wait until November to see who I vote for. In the beginning I was dead against Hillary and now she's in the running. If I had to vote today I would probably vote for her.

– Daria Giles, Mother
Hillary Clinton's message looked to emphasise unity among Americans. Credit: Reuters

Before Clinton's speech:

I don't know who I plan to vote for yet. I really don't like any of the candidates this time around. I will definitely be voting as I always have voted but at the moment it is a difficult decision.

– Ryan Giles, Son

After Clinton's speech:

I thought she did very well, I thought she touched on a lot of points. I was very interested in her point that during her first 100 days she's going to invest in infrastructure, kind of what happened back in the day during the (1930s) New Deal.

I'm very interested to see the plan that she put forward. I am still kind of on the fence because there's 300 million people in this country and (Clinton and Trump) are the two people that we got - I think we could have done better. I am still undecided.

– Ryan Giles, Son
All of the family said they were undecided ahead of the November 8 vote. Credit: ITV News

Before Clinton's speech:

I'm very much undecided at the moment. I was more of a fan of Bernie Sanders but even then I wasn't sure exactly why. I'm also not a great fan of Donald Trump. I'm going to listen to Hillary tonight and see if she helps make up my mind.

– Aysho Giles (Daughter)

After Clinton's speech:

I was kind of impressed. When she started out I felt it was kind of scripted ... but then she started in the main sort of subjects that are important to her and the one I really liked was the working together.

It doesn't mean I will vote for her - I still have to listen to what Trump has to say, I really can't say if her speech swayed me one way or another - but right now if I had to vote it would be Hillary.

– Aysho Giles (Daughter)
The Democrat candidate begins her battle for the White House in the face of extremely negative personal ratings. Credit: Reuters

Before Clinton's speech:

I'm not a fan of Hillary Clinton at all, but I'm still very much undecided. I may be more in support of Donald Trump this time as I'm more interested in his polices and views right now. But I'm not sure yet and I'm going to listen to Hillary tonight.

– John Clotworthy, Son-in-law

After Clinton's speech:

I thought she was pretty good. I definitely liked the (video introduction) where it humanised her a bit more. I loved the story about her father and things like that. You see Trump and he was always like a trust fund and always had wealth in his family so it was really nice to hear more about her upbringing and how she met Bill - I thought that was a nice story.

So I got pretty good feelings from her speech. I haven't seen her speak that many times. I thought she did a very solid job. I'm sure a lot of people feel in this election that it's about the lesser of two evils in this but I did get a lot better vibe from her this time than I ever have so I'd say it's really still even.

– John Clotworthy, Son-in-law
The Democrat candidate's speech appeared to sway her doubters in the Giles household. Credit: ITV News

Before Clinton's speech:

At the moment I'm swaying towards Hillary Clinton when I vote in November. I'm not totally a fan but I will never vote for Donald Trump. I preferred Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton, but I'm willing to hear her out tonight and during the debates and I'm hopeful I'll be persuaded.

– Caitlin Giles, Daughter-in-law

After Clinton's speech:

I enjoyed it actually, much more than I thought I was going to. I wished she had specified a bit more on her plans for the economy, jobs and things like that and as we all know the economy here is not as it should be. But as a mum I agree with her stance in it takes a village because it does, just raising my two kids that are not even a year apart. It definitely takes more than Trump to fix this country. It takes all of us.

I like her stance on healthcare (and with) gun control we absolutely need reform. Over Trump she is absolutely the candidate 100%. I started out as a Bernie supporter but after watching tonight there's a bigger part of me that's willing to vote for her after seeing her speech.

– Caitlin Giles, Daughter-in-law

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