The president spoke publicly about the federal emergency response well before the superstorm made landfall. Since then, he's been photographed touring devastated coastlines and consoling storm victims. And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who supported Romney, called the president's response outstanding.
That may help Obama on Tuesday, Reeves said.
"A lot of people watching the president in states that haven’t been affected might be impressed with what they see," he said. "I think it could potentially have a national outcome."
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