President Barack Obama returns to campaign trail

By Beth Price

President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail after putting it on hold for the past three days to focus all his attention on Superstorm Sandy.

The superstorm hit the US on Monday night and battered several US east coast states. New Jersey was among one of the worst hit and the President was surveying storm damage, with Republican Governor Chris Christie, last night. The Governor, who is a staunch supporter of Mitt Romney, has been quick to praise Obama for his help.

President Obama will be hosting campaign events in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado today, three swing states whose votes are still very much up for grabs.

Vice President Joe Biden will also be campaigning at two events in Iowa today, another swing state whose votes could be crucial to the outcome of the election. Obama is also planning to visit seven states by the weekend to make up for lost time.

Mitt Romney has already returned to the campaign trail and is attending three campaign events across Virginia today.

Meanwhile, it was revealed today nearly eight out of ten voters rate the President’s handling of and response to the crisis as “excellent”. The federal government has also received high praise in a poll by The Washington Post and ABC News.

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