President Obama has had some good luck in the last few days of the presidential race, including a very important announcement by the Labor Department that 171,000 job positions were added in October, according to the New York Times.
"Generally, the report shows that things are better than we'd expected and certainly better than we'd thought a few months ago," said senior United States economist for Capital Economics Paul Dales to the New York Times.
The Washington Post reported that Obama has also had good luck in some other areas. The most recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll shows that 79 percent of Americans thought that the president did either a "good" or "excellent" job in his handling of Hurricane Sandy.
Finally, according to the Washington Post, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so moved by the hurricane that he announced he endorses Obama for the presidential race.