Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* Nearly all recent polling in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race shows Michelle Nunn (D) leading David Perdue (R), including a new CNN poll that shows Nunn up by three, 47% to 44%.
* On a related note, the latest Insider Advantage poll also shows Nunn leading, 47% to 45%, and also found Georgia’s gubernatorial race tied up, with Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and Jason Carter (D) each getting 44%.
* In Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, the new Quinnipiac poll shows Rep. Cory Gardner (R) leading Sen. Mark Udall (D) by five, 46% to 41%. Last week, Quinnipiac showed the far-right congressman up by six.
* There’s considerable interest in South Dakota’s three-way U.S. Senate contest, but Senate Majority PAC, which exists to help give Senate Democratic candidates a boost, is staying out of the race, focusing its resources on Kentucky and Georgia.
* In Maine’s gubernatorial race, PPP’s new survey shows Gov. Paul LePage (R) and Mike Michaud (D) tied at 40% each. Independent Eliot Cutler, whose candidacy LePage recently described as “an early Christmas present,” is a distant third with 17%.
* The Republican Governors Association appears quite concerned about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) race, and the group is investing another $1 million in the state in hopes of giving the incumbent a boost.
* In New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, the latest UMass-Lowell poll shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) with a three-point advantage over former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), 49% to 46%.
* In Michigan, PPP now shows Gary Peters (D) leading Terri Lynn Land (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 53% to 39%, while Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and Mark Schauer (D) are tied at 48% each.
* In Hawaii’s open gubernatorial race, the new Hawaii News Now/Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll shows David Ige (D) leading the four-way contest with 47% support to Duke Aiona’s (R) 35%.
* And in South Carolina, though some recent polling showed a potentially interesting race, the latest Charleston Post and Courier poll shows incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley (R) with a big lead in her rematch against Vincent Shaheen (D), 51% to 31%.