Thursday’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 light of Mitt Romney’s reversals yesterday on reproductive rights, this new Planned Parenthood ad is especially well timed. It’s set to air in Colorado and Virginia.

* In Ohio, the new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows President Obama leading Romney by six, 51% to 45%.

* In Florida, the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll puts Obama’s lead at just one point, 47% to 46%, though a University of North Florida poll, conducted a few days before and a few days after last week’s debate, shows the president ahead by four, 49% to 45%.

* In Virginia, NBC/WSJ/Marist has Romney taking a one-point lead, 48% to 47%, but a CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll shows Obama up by five, 51% to 46%.

* In Wisconsin, the CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll shows Obama leading by three, 50% to 47%.

* In Nevada, Public Policy Polling shows the president ahead by four, 51% to 47%, while a Suffolk poll shows Obama ahead by two, 47% to 45%.

* In Pennsylvania, the latest Philadelphia Inquirer poll shows Obama up by eight, 50% to 42%.

* In national polling, Fox News shows Romney taking a one-point lead, 46% to 45%, while a YouGov/Economist poll has Obama up by three, 49% to 46%.

* In Senate race polling, Dean Heller (R) is up by three in Nevada; Bill Nelson (D) is ahead by 13 in Florida; Sherrod Brown (D) is leading by 11 in Ohio; Tim Kaine (D) is up by six in Virginia; and Tammy Baldwin is ahead by just two points in Wisconsin.

* And the more former Gov. Charlie Crist (I) endorses Democrats in Florida, the more likely it appears he’ll run for governor as a Dem in 2014.

Thursday's campaign round-up