Obama Receives Big Endorsement From New York Mayor Bloomberg

Five days before the election, George Stephanopoulous on President Obama's slight lead in the polls.
3:00 | 11/01/12

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And, now, the race for the white house. A note about the storm, vote egg and today, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters, as the clock ticks down. Five days until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. And tonight, our brand new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. The president with a one-point edge. He also got a big helpful endorsement today and I want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. Reporter: That's right. Mayor michael bloomberg had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse, today, he said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. That comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday and the poll you cited shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. What about the voters who are worried they're not going to be able to vote because of this storm? Reporter: Action is being taken already. Governor christie of new jersey has said that absentee ballot deadline will be extended. Offices opened longer and they are to get department of defense trucks to go to neighbors so people can vote at the trucks if their polling place is closed. Okay, george, reporting in. And we'll be kcovering it all the way through. Thank you, george.

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