Monday’s campaign round-up

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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 Virginia, Public Policy Polling now shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by five, 51% to 46%. Oddly enough, when Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are added to the mix, Obama’s lead shrinks to four.

* In Massachusetts, PPP shows Elizabeth Warren (D) taking the lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R), 48% to 46%, a month after PPP found Brown ahead by four. A new Western New England Polling Institute poll shows Warren with an even larger advantage, 50% to 44%.

* The Romney campaign’s message seems to be in flux, but for now, this is its new television ad, which will replace the state-specific ads unveiled after the Republican convention.

* Pennsylvania appears to be drifting further away from Romney, with a Philadelphia Inquirer poll showing Obama ahead by 11 among likely voters, 50% to 39%. The impact of Republican voter-suppression tactics, however, remains unclear.

* Gallup tracking data shows Obama’s advantage with Jewish voters growing, and the president now leads Romney 70% to 25%.

* Speaking of lopsided polls, Latino Decisions now shows Obama beating Romney by 53 points among Latina women.

* Joe Ricketts, the TD Ameritrade founder whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, is now investing another $10 million to support Romney and another $2 million for congressional Republicans.

* And though the race for the House doesn’t get as much attention, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) believes her party has a “very excellent chance” to retake the House majority this year. Democrats would need a net gain of 25 seats.

Monday's campaign round-up

Updated