Tuesday’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:

* After Mitt Romney made a more aggressive effort to make U.S. policy towards China a more important campaign issue, President Obama’s campaign responds today with a new ad on Romney outsourcing American jobs to China. The spot is set to air in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada.

* The new CNN poll shows Obama leading Romney at the national level by three points, 50% to 47%.

* A new Quinnipiac poll shows a similar national landscape, with Obama up by four, 49% to 45%, thanks in large part to an enormous gender gap.

* Karl Rove’s attack operations, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, are launching their biggest media push of the cycle this week: a $16 million one-week buy. Most of the money will go to anti-Obama spots in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, though $4 million will be spent on anti-Democratic Senate ads in North Dakota, Virginia, Montana, and Florida.

* In New Hampshire, a new UNH poll shows Obama with a 15-point lead over Romney, 52% to 37%.

* In Massachusetts, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is raking in huge contributions from Wall Street. No other industry is supporting Brown so enthusiastically, and no other candidate is benefiting more from the financial industry’s campaign contributions.

* As of yesterday, the Latino Decisions shows Obama’s support among Latino voters reaching 73%, the highest of the year.

* And keep a close eye on the Senate race in Arizona – the DSCC is so confident that former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona can win that the national party has begun investing in the race for the first time.

Tuesday's campaign round-up