President Obama is addressing his most solidly supportive constituency, black voters, as he wraps up a four-day, five-state trip.
After a fundraising swing through the Seattle and Portland, Ore., Obama was flying to New Orleans on Wednesday to address the National Urban League, a civil rights group.
While enthusiasm among some Obama supporters has faded since 2008, support for America's first black president remains high among African-Americans. In a recent Associated Press-GfK poll, 82 percent of black adults said they would vote for Obama. His approval rating among blacks was 87 percent.
Obama skipped an appearance at the NAACP earlier this month. The decision raised questions about whether his campaign was taking black voters for granted. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the organization instead.