Monday’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:

* In the wake of last week’s new immigration policy, President Obama has gotten a significant boost in support among Latino voters. A new Latino Decisions/America’s Voice poll found nearly half of Latino voters said the announcement will make them more enthusiastic about supporting the president in November.

* Mitt Romney is campaigning quite a bit in Florida, but he doesn’t want to be seen with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).

* Can a Democrat running for the Senate in a “red” state go on the offensive on health care? Actually, yes, and North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp shows how.

* In the latest national Ipsos/Reuters poll, Obama leads Romney by just one point, 45% to 44%.

* In the states, Obama leads Romney by six in Nevada, by two in Michigan, and by 23 in New Jersey, while Romney leads Obama in North Carolina by two.

* Also in Nevada, the state U.S. Senate race is quickly becoming one of the most competitive in the country, with PPP showing appointed Sen. Dean Heller (R) leading Rep. Shelley Berkley (D) by just one point, 44% to 43%.

* And in Maine, former Gov. Angus King (I) has a commanding lead in the U.S. Senate race. While it’s still unclear which party King would caucus with if he wins, Democrats are so eager to have him join them that the DSCC chair will barely acknowledge that the party has a candidate in the race.

Monday's campaign round-up