President Obama's spokesman said Mitt Romney's statements to donors that Obama's policy "gifts" to some voting blocs helped him win are "at odds with the truth of what happened last week." 

Jay Carney briefed reporters Wednesday during Obama's trip to New York to tour damage caused by superstorm Sandy, and spoke about some of the policies Romney alleged were to curry favor with young, African-American and Latino voters. 

"Making it easier for Americans to go to college – that’s good for America. It’s good for all Americans. It’s good for the economy," Carney said. "Making health care available to young people who can stay on their parents’ plans. That’s good for those families, it’s good for those young people so they aren’t bankrupted in their 20s by an illness. And it’s good for the economy and it’s good for all of us.

"The president pursues policies that have at their core a desire to build the middle class, strengthen the middle class, make the middle class more secure, because that’s what makes America more secure. So it’s just not the view we take bout the decision the American people made last week."