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:

* A new national CBS News poll shows President Obama with a one-point advantage over Mitt Romney, 46% to 45%.

* At the state level, the latest Time/CNN/Opinion Research polls show Obama ahead in Florida by four points, 50% to 46%, while Romney is up by one point in North Carolina, 48% to 47%.

* The new Priorities USA Action ad features a small businesswoman who feels “duped” by Romney. The spot is part of a $30 million ad buy.

* The Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity is reportedly giving up on Pennsylvania, and redirecting resources to other states.

* Can someone really buy a U.S. Senate seat? A new Quinnipiac poll shows far-right wrestling executive Linda McMahon (R) actually winning the Senate race in Connecticut, leading Rep. Chris Murphy (D) by three points, 49% to 46%.

* The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hopes to tie Todd Akin to 20 vulnerable House incumbents.

* In Wisconsin, three separate polls shows former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) ahead in the U.S. Senate race, leading Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) by margins ranging from five to nine points.

* And in Florida, Republican congressional candidate Mark Oxner released a new campaign ad this week characterizing President Obama as the captain of a slave ship. Stay classy, GOP.

Tuesday's campaign round-up