POLL: Will Hurricane Sandy Help Obama?

Vote in our poll by sharing your thoughts in the comments field below.

A Washington Post/ABC poll released this week showed that 80 percent of voters feel President Obama has done a good job dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – a staunch supporter of Mitt Romney – praised Obama's response to the storm, which devastated parts of New Jersey and New York and caused serious damage in many other states, including Massachusetts.

Obama also received the endorsement of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, with Bloomberg citing Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy as one of the main reasons he decided to support the president.

Meanwhile, Romney's previous pledge to abolish FEMA hasn't helped him in the wake of the storm.

What do you think? Will Hurricane Sandy and the way President Obama has handled the situation help him come Election Day? Or do you think it won't make any difference at all? Vote by leaving a comment with your thoughts. 

Long Island Dave November 04, 2012 at 04:10 AM
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MoonBeamWatcher November 04, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Barack Hussein Obama, born and raised by Communist parents and a mother who hated Christianity. His grandparents the Dunhams were communists and raised him in Hawaii. They had directed his mother to a Communist sympathizing middle school and church. When Barack lived with his grandparents they introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis a pedifile, poet and hater of Christianity and America. Dr. Drew at Occidental said, Obama was a staunch Marxist-Leninist who sought out Marxist professors and routinely stated "there's going to be a revolution!" Mr. Obama attended several Communist "New Party" events who's goal was to move the democratic party further left towards Communist goals. They endorsed Obama in 1966 when he ran for the Illinois state senate. Other close friends and mentors were admitted Marxist revolutionaries. Terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn kicked off Obamas Chicago political career at their home. Not to be outdone, Obama's long time political adviser, David Axelrod, also has ties to Communists, being influenced and funded by Communist Party members during his college years in Chicago. The Communist Party of the U.S. (CPUSA) has officially endorsed Obama again!
Maryanne Jefferson November 04, 2012 at 08:50 AM
Polls that are over-weighted with Democrat respondents mean nothing. Romney and Obama are tied in Ohio, Wisconsin Iowa. Romney is up FL, NC, VA, CO, and NH. If he wins the states he's leading in that's 261 electors. He may win one district in Maine, that's 262. Obama is in trouble in MN, PA, and MI. The momentum and ground game is for Romney in WI those 10 electors will put him over the top without Ohio. But the momentum in OH is all Romney. You can tell Obama is trouble when his message is vote for the sake of "REVENGE!" He reminds me of Bush 41 in the last few days of the campaign resorting to calling Clinton and Gore a couple of Bozos.
Erick Lackawanna November 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Barack Obama is not a communist, a marxist, nor was he born in Kenya. You however have a high probability of being a racist.
Howard Kosrofian November 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
So let me get this right, if anyone disagree`s with or criticzes Obama they are a RACIST. Well I guess that confirms my theroy that he gets a free PASS on everything he does and say`s. So he is above criticism because he is part black. Seem`s to me that can lead a nation in some very dangerous territory. That`s what DICTATORSHIPS are made from. LIKE APPOINTING A CZAR to many posts, to by pass congress. IN affect they become unconfirmed fiat cabinet posts, this is the way business is done under this administration.
Inside Burlington November 04, 2012 at 05:22 PM
If people are actually paying attention to the facts, it should! It's not the hurricane itself that has helped Obama. It is OBAMA'S RESPONSE to the hurricane that should cause people to pause and consider the differences between his approach and what we could expect from the Republican party and their nominee. All one need do first is contrast the approach by the Obama administration to this disaster versus the response to Katrina by the former administration. An efficient, appropriate, well orchestrated response by Obama to an extremely unfortunate situation. A mess by George W. and his Republican cohorts in response to Katrina. Then all one need do second is listen to Romney/Ryan's remarks on FEMA and his statements, during the Republican primaries, that he would cut FEMA's disaster relief funds and do everything he could to try and privatize it. How would you like to be one of those folks stranded and homeless in Jersey or NY, waiting for some for-profit private outfit to come help you out? There's a recipe for success (NOT!)! Of course in Romney's latest bout of "Romnesia", he now claims to love FEMA and will not cut it. Not a shock given his incessant flip-flopping. Even he is not sure what he believes in. You get what you vote for. If you want a government of dishonest, self-serving ideologues, who won't honestly tell you where they stand and change their position constantly depending on their audience, vote for Romney & GOP. If you don't, vote Obama!
Inside Burlington November 04, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I can only laugh (or cry) at the usual response of folks like Howard when someone like Erick calls out Howard's buddy Moonbeam for using hateful rhetoric. No Howard, Erick is not saying that anyone who disagrees with or criticizes Obama is a racist. But when you claim someone you disagree with was raised by communist parents and has a mother who hates Christianity. When you imply that they associate with pedophiles and haters of America, call those they've associated with terrorists and communists, and generally advance all this paranoid, propagandist, ultra right-wing tea party drivel, ignoring how they've behaved in office, it does call into question your underlying motivations. When you obsess that they "invited Muslims to the White House"... (Oh MY GOD!), claim they cancelled the national day of prayer (untrue), bowed to the King of Saudi-Arabia, went on an "apology tour" and spout a constant stream of nonsense that has been consistently de-bunked, over and over, by independent fact checks (which, I'm sure will be summarily dismissed by you guys as the "liberal press"), it has to make most objective people wonder. If you don't want to be perceived that way, don't behave that way! I note that there's never any reasonable discussion on the actual issues from you and others in these posts. If Moonbeam is really the lifelong Dem he/she claims, then either he never agreed with any of the Dems positions in the first place, or something else is up. His words speak loudly.
MoonBeamWatcher November 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Eik Lakawanah, Your entitled to YOUR opinion, But not YOUR facts! And Kenya did not exist when BHS was born! OMG! = Obama Must Go!
J. Parker November 04, 2012 at 06:45 PM
There is no use trying to talk to die hard liberals. It's right before their eyes, and they refuse to see. Their hate for the Republican's is rabid. Sad. Very sad ! And btw, Inside Burlington, there were private citizens that came from all over to assist the hurricane victims that were turned away by the unions because they didn't belong to a "union" ! There are private citizens there now helping where they can. FEMA does not clean out, clothe, nor feed people. The Salvation Army and Red Cross do ! Sandy and Katrina cannot be compared. Two totally different Governors...one a Republican and the other a Democrat. Which one would YOU rather have?
Inside Burlington November 04, 2012 at 07:37 PM
This is the pot calling the kettle black. Whatever your definition of a "die hard liberal", I don't see anything in these posts suggesting there are any of those here. Apparently, JPs definition of a die-hard liberal is anyone who doesn't support his guy and his party. My eyes are wide-open and I can see very clearly. What I see is the past 20 years where, under Dem Presidential leadership, the outcomes for this country have been far more positive, for everyone. I see 8 years under the GOP that resulted in an economic catastrophe. I see Obama, stepping into the chasm, and taking needed steps to address the immediate crisis, while also focusing on fundamentals for the long-term that, while not politically favorable to him, will make our recovery a lasting, stronger, more sustainable one. I see the Senate GOP leader, during this crisis, state that his #1 legislative priority is to make Obama a one term Prez (rather than working together on solutions). I see Senate Repubs rally behind this by initiating a record number of filibusters, requiring a super-majority to get anything done (joined, with only a couple exceptions, by the self-proclaimed "bi-partisan" Scott Brown). Obama is not a magician. He can't wave a magic wand and fix everything in a snap. A little less obstructionism would be helpful. Government is not the enemy. As with FEMA, it has and can play a positive role, working jointly with the private sector, if we elect people interested in making it work!
Earnhardt November 04, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Egotism is the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself, and generally features an inflated opinion of one's personal features and importance — intellectual, physical, social and other.[1] The egotist has an overwhelming sense of the centrality of the 'Me': of their personal qualities.[2] Egotism means placing oneself at the core of one's world with no concern for others, including those loved or considered as "close," in any other terms except those set by the egotist.
Howard Kosrofian November 04, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Obama was raised by a radical hippie mother of the 60`s in fact she is the prototype for god sakes, how can it be denied, running all over the world searching for herself in third world countries. Read the writing`s of OBAMA`S old man, he sounds a hell of lot more like , karl marx,or lennin, or mao than HARRY TRUMAN, who was a democrat that would not even get elected in his own party in 2012, nor would JFK.
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Not for "NOTHING"- but I only see Obama perpetuating the "Welfare State!" BHO so loved the poor he has created millions more and increased the numbers of those collecting Food Stamps and living on HIS plantation - thus, beholding to BHO, now, the new man. As long as BHO takes from producers to give to those who don't produce, work or contribute to the positive growth of our society we will continue our slide to oblivion and the demise of democracy. This works until the expansion of production is chilled by this REDISTRIBUTION of other peoples money. When the fruit of risk and creativity is confiscated it impacts job creation and business expansion and dries up the fuel that runs government. Taxes. Government does not CREATE wealth it COLLECTS it, and when done in a fair and equitable fashion EVERYONE benefits. No increase in taxes forces the curtailment of "FREE STUFF" and sets the stage for riots and anarchy! But this rob Peter to Pay Paul gets Pauls vote every time! Sooo, if you want a half assed management of Americas demise vote Obama, BUT, if a return to Americas rightful place of greatness is your wish, vote for Mitt Romney! OMG! = Obama Must Go!
Joan Meyer November 05, 2012 at 12:38 PM
This is what America is , opinions for all. BUT when did the country start being SO polarized? We need to back our politicians, after they are elected ,and move forward as a country not be back bitting every move they make.
Earnhardt November 05, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Very True Joan, That's why we need a change in the Oval Office to keep it that way. Vote Romney.
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Dear, Joan, thee must be from another planet! It has been so long since I voted for someone I can't remember who it was! I know I voted AGAINST McSame, but "might" have voted for Obama since I "THOUGHT" (that was a mistake!) Hilliary and the LameStream media had vetted the Arab! Our elected LeaKers who have a 9% approval rating pass laws that THEY haven't read and the "SPEAKER" tells em' they have to pass it so THEY can read it! Dear sweet Mother Merci . . . what kind of a circus are THEY running? Then THEY exclude themselves from most of the laws THEY pass! Today instead of JOB ONE being reduce the national debt - our politicians speak to reducing college costs! Guess what, graduates can't find work! Just how many "Black History" majors are needed? Acorn only needs so many. Shouldn't the focus be on Trade Schools? Does everyone need a MBA? I think not. Rant over, OMG! = Obama must go!
brooklinemom November 05, 2012 at 02:53 PM
MBW, it's scary thinking that you will vote tomorrow.
Earnhardt November 05, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Mitt Romney = Strong America, working America, a no more freebies America. An America who will stand proud. Obama = An apologetic America. A Bank of China, jobless America. An America with no standing in the world... The choice is simple. The ramifications could be disastrous. Vote Romney!
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
brooklinemummy . . . and your post is a reflection of THINKING! Too many lines and too many toaks on the Mary Jane! OMG! = Obama must go!
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 05:14 PM
REMEMBER, if public housing is good enough for Obamas illegal aunt its more then good enough for Brooklinemummy and Sonny Britches! OMG! = Obama must go! QUESTION: what upsets you most. ILLEGAL or the fact that Obama treats his Aunt so shabbily?
Deb November 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Even that British, right-wing, capitalist weekly, The Economist, has endorsed Obama. They think Romney is not being honest about his policies. They say the tea partiers are Torquemadas. Keep calmer, Vote Obama - here in NE it rhymes!
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Can't take dem polls during working hours or else you just get Democrats on the way to get smokes or a six-pack. Take that poll after WORKING HOURS and get a more inclusive overview! OMG! = Obama Must Go!
Aron Levy November 05, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Maybe you can learn to speak English before you ask another question? I have a very difficult time believing you voted for President Obama in 2008. You strike me as the kind of person who would write in George Lincoln Rockwell or David Duke.
Maryland Transplant November 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I'm new here. Is there always such anger in the political dialogue here?
Polly Sears November 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I have a great idea--BTW-I was born in MA, raised in Seattle, and am now back in MA.-if that makes any difference. I think whoever wins the Election should be President, and, the loser becomes VP. It's time for this country ( and I am mainly speaking of the politicians) to stop all the wrangling--and, start getting things done !!
Polly Sears November 05, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Atleast they would have to talk to each other--which has NOT been happening for far too many years ! I hope we, the American people start demanding more bipartisanship , I have seen the government at work close up-it's a pretty sad commentary on all of us for allowing it to go on so long ,and,. It goes on in BOTH parties. I hope everyone will vote !!
MoonBeamWatcher November 05, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Aron Levy . . . are you related to George Soros? I could care less if YOU or anyone else has a difficult time believing the TRUTH. Facts speak for themselves . . . CPUSA has endorsed Obama. Truth. Obama is NOT the first African American President. He is the FIRST Arab 'american' president who's family sold slaves. OMG! = Obama Must Go!
Earnhardt November 06, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Signs of Narciccism:An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges Problems in sustaining satisfying relationships A lack of psychological awareness (see insight in psychology and psychiatry, egosyntonic) Difficulty with empathy Problems distinguishing the self from others (see narcissism and boundaries) Hypersensitivity to any insults or imagined insults (see criticism and narcissists, narcissistic rage and narcissistic injury) Vulnerability to shame rather than guilt Haughty body language Flattery towards people who admire and affirm them (narcissistic supply) Detesting those who do not admire them (narcissistic abuse) Using other people without considering the cost of doing so Pretending to be more important than they really are Bragging (subtly but persistently) and exaggerating their achievements Claiming to be an "expert" at many things Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people Denial of remorse and gratitude
L Marcoccio November 06, 2012 at 01:34 AM
A president's actions during or after a storm or other natural disasters is part of his minimum job requirements. He did nothing special. The storm issues are no where near solved and it will not be known for months if he did the minimum job in NY/NJ or not. He has merely talked the talk so far. Since it's the only potential thing he accomplished in 4 full years and it was part of a put-on show during his final hours to gain votes, Americans see right through it. I am a libertarian and do not support either candidate, but I predict Romney winning by 12%.
Phil E November 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Speak English Aron? All your candidates want Spanish to be our official language. Got 500K I can borrow?


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