Just a week before the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 6, the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney suspended their activities on Tuesday because of superstorm Sandy, which struck the East Coast.
It is unclear what, if any, effect the storm will have on the election.
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, praised Obama's response to the storm and said that storm recovery efforts were more important than the election.
"I've got a job to do here in New Jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff," Christie said on the "Fox and Friends" morning television program.
In Ohio, Romney held a storm relief event, to enlist donations of money and goods for those affected by the cyclone.
Meanwhile, Romney continued to receive good news from the polls. Romney held a two-point, 49 percent to 47%, lead in the daily Rasmussen tracking poll. In this same poll, 51% of voters said they trust Romney more on the economy, compared to 45% for Obama.
Polling conducted by National Public Radio gave Romney a one-point national lead (48% to 47%), but also found Obama with a four-point lead in battleground states. A third of respondents said the debates made them more likely to vote for Romney, while 28% said the debates pushed them toward voting for Obama.