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article imageObama vaults into national lead, closes to 0.2 behind in Florida

By Marcus Hondro     Oct 30, 2012 in Politics
While U.S. president Barack Obama has taken himself off the campaign trail to deal with the weather crisis that has hit the east coast of his country, he's still making advances in the battle for the White House. Two polls released Tuesday show as much.
The CBS News/NY Times poll has him in the lead nationally at 48 percent to 47 percent for Republican rival Mitt Romney. Further, in Florida, where Obama trailed the past 3 weeks, Talking Points Memo (TPM) has an aggregate of polls that show Obama is within 0.2 percent of Romney, who leads 48.4 to 48.2.
Obama deals with superstorm Sandy
Sandy, the hurricane turned superstorm, has seen the president dealing with the weather crisis, canceling rallies and visiting damaged areas while staying in charge of the response to the storm. There's no word on when he'll return to the campaign trail.
Mitt Romney said he would not campaign during the weather crisis but, as the Huffington Post noted, at stops in Ohio he gave speeches criticizing Obama and the Democratic administration. He also posed for photo-ops in front of boxes of canned and other relief goods.
Romney is in Florida tomorrow to try and regain a larger lead in that state.
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