Friday’s campaign round-up


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:

* President Obama may have picked up endorsements from Colin Powell and Michael Bloomberg, but Mitt Romney has earned the sought-after support of C. Montgomery Burns.

* In Colorado, a new CNN poll shows Obama narrowly leading Romney, 50% to 48%, among likely voters. Among registered voters, the president’s lead is much larger.

* In New Hampshire, a New England College poll shows Obama up by six, 50% to 44%.

* As Republicans place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton will campaign on Obama’s behalf in the state on Monday.

* In arguably the day’s most interesting poll, a Howey Politics Indiana/DePauw University Battleground Poll shows Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) ahead by double digits over Richard Mourdock (R) in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race, 47% to 36%.

* In Missouri’s closely watched Senate race, one of Todd Akin’s final ads features a rape victim who says she supports the right-wing congressman.

* In Wisconsin, a Marquette University Law School poll shows Tammy Baldwin (D) leading Tommy Thompson (R) by four points, 47% to 43%, while the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows Baldwin up by only one point, 48% to 47%.

* The latest Quinnipiac poll shows the Democratic candidates ahead in the U.S. Senate races in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, by margins ranging from 4 to 13 points.

* And in an interesting twist in Virginia, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) is actually having to spend some money on television advertising in his latest re-election bid. In his six terms, Cantor has never faced a competitive challenger.

Friday's campaign round-up