President Obama Still Winning Presidential Polls 2012 Because of Hurricane Sandy Efforts, Praise, Mitt Romney Bashed for Red Cross Violation
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According to Inquisitr, despite polls being all over the place post-debate, in the wake of Sandy, polls changed for Obama's best interest. FiveThirtyEight now increased their measured Obama lead as the election nears.
Obama's electoral votes increased 9.6 perecent since Oct. 24, will Romney's votes decreased 9.6 percent. Obama has 300.4 votes while Romney has 237.6.
"I think describing the race as a 'toss-up' reflects an uninformed interpretation of the evidence, but there is surely room to debate how much of a favorite Mr. Obama is," Nate Silver said. "However, Mr. Romney is not in a position to tolerate any movement in Mr. Obama's favor given how close we are to the finish line."
How is Obama showing voters that he's the right one to lead the country for the second time?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave praise to the president for his Sandy response, even though he is one of Romney's biggest supporters.
"I have to say, the administration, the president, himself and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate have been outstanding with us so far," Christie said on Good Morning America. "We have a great partnership with them."
Christie told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that him and Obama worked together to move forward with a Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey, which provides necessary funding for recovery efforts including temporary housing and property loss.
"He worked on that last night with me...offered any other assets that we needed to help," Christie said, according to ABC News. "I want to thank the president personally for his personal attention to this."
President Obama recently visited the Red Cross headquarters to personally thank them for their efforts in helping people during the deadly, devastating Hurricane Sandy. However, according to TheNewCivilRightsMovement.com, Romney and his campaign were accepting donations of canned goods, blankets, and bottled water - those they hadn't already purchased as photo op props - and forced the Red Cross to violate their own rules and regulations, which states:
Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.
"There are places like Newark, New Jersey, for example, where you've got 80, 90 percent of the people without power," Obama said at the Red Cross. "We can't have a situation where that lasts for days on end. And so my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can't do something; I want you to figure out how we do something. I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to cut through bureaucracy. There's no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they need - where they're needed as quickly as possible."
The report paints Romney as someone who is only interested in his election and not the people who are suffering because of "Frankenstorm." He collected donated supplies, and then told Red Cross to accept them, violating their rules.
"Initially, the Romney campaign was only going to give donations of supplies to GOP swing states, and ignore the two areas hardest hit: New Jersey and the New York City area," the report said. "The Red Cross changed Romney's plans, and accepted supplies in to their New Jersey warehouse. The Red Cross was mum on who would be the recipients of those supplies."
Most of the comments for the article supported Obama and his efforts and thought Romney was only doing things for his own benefit. If majority thinks that, Romney may have a hard time finding an excuse and gaining votes in places where they are needed most.
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