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Superstorm Sandy: Obama, Romney Campaigns Starting Up Again

New polls show Obama holding a slim lead in battleground states as campaigns resume.
3:00 | 10/31/12

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Transcript for Superstorm Sandy: Obama, Romney Campaigns Starting Up Again
the race for the white house. Hard to believe it's just six days to go. It was suspended by superstorm sandy. But it's starting up again with the romney campaign heading to new states. And new showing president obama holding slim leads in the key battlegrounds. It's "your voice, your vote." And abc's jonathan karl is in florida. Good morning, jon. Reporter: Good morning, george. That storm did not delay this campaign for long. Joe biden and mitt romney will be campaigning hard down here in florida today. The storm has forced the president to cancel several campaign events. But it has also given him a chance to show some presidential leadership. My message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. Get resources where they're needed. Reporter: And later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. Christie is a die-hard romney supporter. But he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. I don't give a damn about election day. It doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. I've got much bigger fish to fry than that. So do the people of the state of new jersey. Reporter: Romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned in ohio into a makeshift aid relief effort. A lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. I know that one of the things I've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. Reporter: It has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. You have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. Lots of romney supporters. But you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. Romney ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. But during a debate last year, he suggested he would favor turning over some of fema's responsibilities to the states. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. Reporter: Romney campaign says he believes fema has a major role to play in hurricane relief. The race looks as tight ever, george. But new polls out this morning from "the new york times" and cbs, shows that the president has a slight lead in the three biggest battleground states of florida, virginia and ohio. Jon, thanks very much.

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