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:
* In anticipation of Wednesday’s debate, the Obama campaign has a new video circling back to one of its favorite issues: Mitt Romney’s controversial record at Bain Capital.
* A new, national Washington Post poll shows President Obama leading Romney by only two points, 49% to 47%, but the president’s advantage in swing states is much larger – 52% to 41%.
* In Ohio, the latest Columbus Dispatch poll shows Obama up by double digits in the Buckeye State, 51% to 42%. PPP, however, shows a much closer contest, with the president ahead by just four, 49% to 45%.
* Speaking of Ohio, the Columbus Dispatch poll also shows Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) leading Josh Mandel (R), 49% to 39%.
* In Iowa, a Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend shows Obama ahead by four, 49% to 45%.
* In North Carolina, PPP shows Obama and Romney tied at 48% each.
* In Massachusetts’ closely-watched U.S. Senate race, the latest Boston Globe poll shows Elizabeth Warren (D) with a five-point advantage over Sen. Scott Brown (R), 43% to 38%. A new survey from MassINC Polling Group for Boston’s NPR affiliate also has Warren up by five, 47% to 42%.
* And in Maine, where the open U.S. Senate campaign appears to be increasingly interesting, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is starting to invest in ads criticizing Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers (R).