President Obama Tours NJ Storm Damage

The president was joined by N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on his visit to hurricane-affected areas.
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And now, the race for the presidency, and a powerful image today. The fire brand republican governor of new jersey, chris christie, side-by-side with president obama. Joining forces in this crisis. And just as our abc news poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat, with five days to go before americans get to the polls. Your voice, your vote. And abc's jake tapper has more. Reporter: Hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. But he may have gotten something more valuable. You're going to be okay. Everybody's safe, right? Reporter: The opportunity to lead and be seen leading. Today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. Hang in there. Thank you. Reporter: Theirs was a most public display of bipartisan ship today, a trait many undecided voters process to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.C. He has worked incredibly closely with me and I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. Governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back. Even stronger than before. Reporter: The president seems confident. His campaign manager said they have the math, romney's campaign the myth. The polls out today have the president up in two of the states he needs to put together his electoral puzzle -- wisconsin and ohio. And it's not as if all campaigning has been discontinued. We're going to get through the next six days. Reporter: Vice president biden in florida and former president clinton in iowa have been making the president's case. Obama's economic plan is better. His budget plan is better. Reporter: Diane, starting tomorrow morning, president obama will be chaining full-time, full steam ahead, going to wisconsin, colorado, nevada, three cities in ohio, and diane, that's just thursday and friday. All right, thank you, jake.

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