On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford hyped the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy as a "huge opportunity" for President Obama to display his leadership skills, as opponent Mitt Romney currently hold the advantage in that area in the latest CBS News poll of key battleground states, particularly in Florida.RELATED: Nobody better tell the NYT editorial board about the Waffle House Index
Crawford also touted that Obama could " build his lead on the question of which candidate better understands people's needs and problems. Voters here [in Florida] give him the edge on empathy."
The CBS correspondent made this assertion at the end of her report on the former Massachusetts governor's "pretty low profile over the past couple of days, as he's been trying to walk this fine line between maintaining a public presence while the East Coast was getting battered by Hurricane Sandy."
Prior to Crawford's report, anchors Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell spotlighted how " Obama leads Governor Mitt Romney by five points in Ohio. That's the same as last week. In Virginia, the President holds a two-point lead. However, his Republican challenger has an edge with independent voters."
The CBS journalist did point out during the segment that Romney "picked up a lot of ground here" in Florida in her network's latest poll. She also noted that the Republican was "in a dead heat with the President, after trailing by nine points just over a month ago."
Later, Crawford outlined that " Romney is now edging out the President among seniors, and has cut his lead with women voter in half....Our polls shows voters here believe he will do a better job working with Democrats and Republicans. More Florida voters also say Romney has stronger leadership qualities than the President."