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Obama: 'There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm, just fellow Americans'

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Polls show the two deadlocked in a tight race, with a Fox News poll released Thursday finding them each with 46 percent support.

In Green Bay, Obama sought to remind the crowd who is president.

With the presidential plane taxied on the runway, Obama emerged in an Air Force One bomber jacket and spoke behind a podium adorned not with his campaign’s slogan “Forward!” but with the presidential seal.

A day after touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a staunch Romney supporter, Obama opened his address by highlighting how Sandy left people of different political stripes working together.

“We rise and fall as one nation, one people ... all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away,” he said. “There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm, just fellow Americans.”

For more on the candidate's return to the campaign trail, click here.