Nearly six in ten Americans believe that the federal government should provide funds to states affected by natural disasters without having to cut spending in other areas to do so.
Obama headed north to take stock of the damage caused by Sandy. In doing so, he also joined one of his top critics.
Obama's decision to go on the air in Michigan follows the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future's $1.6 million buy.
From Bloomberg to Christie to Obama, a rundown of how elected officials have responded to the storm, and how it compares their prior reactions to natural disasters.
A year before he would face reelection, the storm that slammed the East Coast presents the outspoken New Jersey governor with a major test of leadership and management skills.