IMHO the election is so close, the Hurricane Sandy just saved the day for Obama for several reasons. First, it just got all the spotlight off of Bengaze, and he can milk this until next Tuesday, keeping Bengaze a distant second. Secondly he is looking very Presidential in the face of this disaster, being praised already by Republican Governor Christie for the handling of it all. many states and people are praising him on the almost eve of the election over the handling of this disaster. Last, this just nullified the Donald Trump challenge, deadline tomorrow, as just trivial and petty. It would be foolish for Trump to even bring it up, in the face of this disaster. Trump himself may be looking at severe damage to his own properties and casinos. He may be asking Obama for federal aid himself.
Bottom line is Obama is very visible, and Romney is hardly even noticed in these few days, and in the next days of the week, the last thing the Northeast cares about is going to a political rally or event. The wind just got taken out of Romney's sails, and the wind just blew Obama's sails soaring to victory.
And I voted for Romney already, absentee ballot, but I'm pretty darn sure this won it for Obama.
Just my opinion, I could be wrong.