Will Hurricane Sandy Help President Obama Win Re-Election?

| by Michael Allen

According to new a Washington Post/ABC poll, 80% of likely voters think President Obama has done an "excellent" or "good" job in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

President Obama even got high marks from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, who called the president's response "outstanding," reports the Daily Mail.

Obama and Gov. Christie took a helicopter ride over New Jersey to survey the damage. Later in the day, they visited a shelter for victims and held a press conference, where Gov. Christie said: "It's really important to have the president of the United States here."

The president added: "I want to let you know that your governor is working overtime. The entire country has been watching what's been happening. Everybody knows how hard Jersey has been hit."

Starting today, President Obama will resume his re-election campaign by heading to Green Bay, Wisconsin, Las Vegas, Nevada and Boulder, Colorado.

About two thirds of voters who support Republican nominee Mitt Romney, said that President Obama has done an "excellent" or "good" job in handling Hurricane Sandy.

It's possible that President Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy could help win him re-election, as the Washington Post/ABC poll found that Romney's one point lead was gone, with both candidates at 49 points each.

Romney has been holding some controversial "storm relief rallies" that look very much like political rallies. Romney has also had to face his own promise of shutting down FEMA, which provides government relief to disaster victims.

He made the statement in June of this year.