Sunday’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:

* The final NBC/WSJ poll at the national level shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by one point, 48% to 47%. Eight years ago, the same poll showed George W. Bush leading John Kerry by the exact same margin, 48% to 47%.

* Political Action has released the first Sandy-related ad I’ve seen, hitting Romney for his stated opposition to FEMA, and praising Obama’s leadership during the response to the storm.

* In Ohio, NBC/WSJ/Marist shows Obama ahead by six, 51% to 45%; CNN shows Obama up by three, 50% to 47%; and a Columbus Dispatch poll shows Obama up by two, 50% to 48%.

* In Florida, the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows Obama ahead by two, 49% to 47%; but a Mason-Dixon poll shows Romney up by six, 51% to 45%.

* In Iowa, the final Des Moines Register poll, widely regarded as the most reliable of the state’s polls, shows the president with a five-point lead, 47% to 42%.

* In Pennsylvania, Public Policy Polling shows Obama up by six, 52% to 46%, but a Muhlenberg College poll puts his lead at just three points, 49% to 46%.

* In Wisconsin, PPP shows the president leading by three, 51% to 48%.

* In Colorado, PPP shows Obama leading by four, 50% to 46%, while a SurveyUSA poll shows Obama up by just two, 47% to 45%.

* And in Michigan, PPP shows Obama up by six, 52% to 46%.

Sunday's campaign round-up