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Publish Date01/11/2012 05:58:06 PM

Last Update02/11/2012 09:07:44 AM

Obama back on campaign trail in Sandy wake

President Barack Obama is back officially to his campaign, where many see that the president’s response to Hurricane Sandy gave him a strong boost and higher appeal that might help him win the race to the White House.

The president earned a round of applause and from key independent figures. New York Mayro Michael Bloomberg, a politically independent figure, had previously stated that he hadn’t decided whether he would endorse a candidate of choice publically, but Obama did earn the honor after Sandy.

After the devastation Sandy brought, Bloomberg took his stance with Obama siding with the president on issues such climate change, education and health care, and also shares his values on abortion and gay rights.

Bloomberg said that he counts himself among those who “have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing.” Yet he will still vote for Obama as he will lead the fight on climate change that Bloomberg sees was a contributor to Sandy that beleaguered his city.

Obama began his closing remarks for the upcoming race and addressed Americans disappointed by the past four years saying “you may not agree with every decision I’ve made,’’ he said. “You may be frustrated at the pace of change. But you know what I believe. You know where I stand. You know I’m willing to make tough decisions, even when they’re not politically convenient. And you know I’ll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as I know how.”

Obama gained a new image after Sandy and might just tip the ballots in his favor for a second term. Obama is heading west and nearly eight in 10 likely voters gave him "excellent" or "good" marks in dealing with fallout from the storm according to a "Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll".

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