Thursday’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:

* Newly-released poll results from NBC/Marist shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney in Ohio by six points (48% to 42%), in Virginia by four points (48% to 44%), and in Florida by four points, (48% to 44%).

* With two weeks to go before Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election, the Democratic Governors Association is spending another $1 million in the race, but Dems remain the clear underdog: a new St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio poll shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) up by five, 50% to 45%.

* The same poll, incidentally, shows Obama leading Romney in Wisconsin by six, 49% to 43%.

* In Massachusetts, a new Suffolk University/7News poll shows Sen. Scott Brown (R) clinging to a one-point lead over Elizabeth Warren (D), 48% to 47%. A Suffolk poll in February showed Brown up by nine points.

* The Obama campaign kicked off a LGBT outreach initiative yesterday, featuring this new video narrated by actor Jane Lynch.

* In Arizona, Romney continues to be the favorite, with Public Policy Polling showing the former governor leading Obama in the state, 50% to 43%.

* Speaking of Arizona, PPP also found Rep. Jeff Flake (R) with a healthy lead over Richard Carmona (D) in this year’s U.S. Senate race, 48% to 35%, though Flake’s advantage in the primary against Wil Cardon is getting smaller.

* And in Florida, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Rep. Connie Mack (R) with a narrow lead over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D), 42% to 41%.

Thursday's campaign round-up

Updated